Topical Resolution: Illegal Political Briefings, No. 295
Adopted 2007 (Topical)
The Bush Administration has admitted that its officials conducted at least 20 briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the 2006 midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies. Senior political officials were sent to brief top appointees in government agencies on a regular basis with the objective of influencing election outcomes in favor of Republicans. Such briefings are a clear violation of the Hatch Act which precludes federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities. ADA calls for the resignation, discharge, and prosecution of all officials taking part in these briefings.
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