Fudge joined White House press secretary Jen Psaki at Thursday’s briefing, the place she was requested in regards to the particular election to fill her now-vacant seat in Congress.
“I think we’re going to put a good person in that race no matter who we choose, but they’re both friends,” Fudge mentioned, including, “I think we have a good shot at it. I know people have written off Ohio. I haven’t written off Ohio. I believe we can win the Senate race.”
A spokesperson for OSC advised NCS Friday the workplace was unable to remark or affirm whether or not an investigation has been opened into Fudge’s comments. A HUD spokesperson advised NCS Friday the company had no remark. The White House declined to touch upon the problem Friday.
“The Hatch Act prohibits officials from advocating for or against candidates in a partisan political election in their official capacity,” Jordan Libowitz, who serves as communications director for the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, advised NCS Friday. “Talking about which candidates can win elections enters a dangerous territory. Our legal team is currently reviewing this situation for a possible violation, but whether or not there is one, it would be best for Cabinet secretaries to avoid the subject entirely.”