Fox’s Baier Confronts Julian Castro on Hatch Act: Obama ‘Gave You a Pass,’ Shouldn’t Kellyanne Conway Get One?
CASTRO: “The difference between me and Kellyanne Conway, and the Office of Special Counsel pointed this out, she violated the Hatch Act. And instead of saying, look, I’m going to take these efforts to make sure that doesn’t happen again, she said to hell with it, I’m going to keep doing it. They said that she had repeatedly done that. That’s the difference. I don’t think we are going to find anybody either in this race or in our homes, in our community that has never made mistakes. The true test of a leader is, what do you do when you make that mistake? Are you big enough to own up to it and then make sure that you correct what you do in the future or do you basically what she did, which is to say, no, I’m bigger than that. No. She did the wrong thing. And I support the Office of Special Counsel’s determination that because she repeatedly violated it even though she was clearly told it was a violation, that she should be removed from office.”