McEnany on Thursday suggested Psaki, President Joe Biden’s press secretary, violated the Hatch Act, which bans government employees from political campaigning, when she said: “We’re going to do everything we can to help” Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe “and we believe in the agenda he’s representing.”
Why does the media not hold @PressSec accountable for potential Hatch Act violations? She has twice advocated for political candidates from the podium.
There is no problem in engaging in First Amendment political activity, but it must be done separate and apart from the podium. https://t.co/ICLldHRCgs
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 15, 2021
Psaki has faced other Hatch Act-related criticism as well.
McEnany, however, was reminded of her own outrageous conflicts of interest, such as serving as White House press secretary at the same time she was a Trump 2020 campaign adviser.
People on Twitter also dredged up other ways the Trump administration used public resources for politics, like hosting 2020 Republican National Convention events on the White House lawn.
“Seriously? Fuck off,” responded Mary Trump, the niece of Donald Trump who has become one of her uncle’s loudest critics.
MSNBC anchor Mehdi Hasan called McEnany out for “the shamelessness.”
Seriously? Fuck off.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) October 15, 2021
The shamelessness, ah the shamelessness... https://t.co/Pc4WJ2qfna
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 15, 2021
I'm so old I remember one year ago, when Kayleigh was drawing a $183,000 taxpayer-financed salary to be Press Sec but then moonlighting as a campaign spokesperson on Hannity. https://t.co/SrqHrIAViH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 15, 2021
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) October 15, 2021
Projection language is a hell of a thing, McEnemy https://t.co/dih6YRBz58
— T👻r👻 D🐈⬛bl💀n 🎃🧙🏻♀️ (@taradublinrocks) October 15, 2021
Remember when you defended Republicans having their convention broadcasted from the White House? Sit down, hypocrite. https://t.co/qJaKibrWuj
— Machine Pun Kelly (@KellyScaletta) October 15, 2021
This is a joke right? If not you must have amnesia or something. Lack of self-awareness? Got to be one of the three
— Emmanuel (@EdaMagician) October 15, 2021
Welp, we found it. The least self-aware tweet ever written. https://t.co/DwTgd7NjOM
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 15, 2021
Trump had literal campaign rallies at the WH.
oh that is right, you don't remember that Trump was president in 2020.
— lauralouisiana (@llauralouisiana) October 15, 2021
I remember when one Kayleigh McEnany was receiving a salary as Press Sec and at the same moonlighting as a Trump campaign spokesperson.
Do you know who I'm talking about?
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) October 15, 2021
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha that’s rich coming from someone like you…
— ᑭᗩᑌᒪ ᕼ.🐝 (@GTThrashFan) October 15, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.