Fraud joined White House press secretary Jane Saki at Thursday’s briefing, where she was asked about a special election to fill her vacant seat in Congress.
“I think we’re going to include a good person in that race, no matter who we choose, but they’re both friends,” Fuse said, “I think we have one on it. Nice shot. I know people have written. From Ohio. I didn’t write to Ohio. I believe we can win the Senate race. “
A spokesperson for the OSC told CNN on Friday that the office was unable to confirm whether an investigation had been opened to Fadge’s comments. The White House on Friday declined to comment on the issue.
“When I was discussing relieving the American people and the American rescue plan from the briefing room on Thursday, I answered a question from a reporter related to Ohio politics,” said CNN on Saturday. “I accept that I should have fought my first instinct and not answered this question. I took these things seriously and I want to reassure the American people that I am focused on meeting the needs of my country . “
“The Hatch Act prohibits officers from advocating for or against candidates in a partisan political election in their official capacity,” Jordan Liebowitz, who serves as the communications director for nonpartisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Hai, told CNN on Friday. “Talking about which candidates can win the election enters a dangerous area. Our legal team is currently reviewing this situation for possible violations, but whether or not there is a thorough It would be best for cabinet secretaries to avoid the topic. “
This story has been updated to include Fudge’s comment.