Patton was previously vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation and reportedly planned Eric Trump’s wedding before she was crowned top at HUD, where she received regular criticism in political announcements at the event.
She had been involved in Hatch Act complaints before, the same special counsel’s office blamed her in 2019 for using the government’s official Twitter account to promote political tweets and show hats. The red “USA” sold by the Trump campaign in her office.
Earlier in 2019, she posted on Facebook as “To be honest. [didn’t] Take care no longer ”whether she is violating the Hatch Act with her tweet.
Noah Bookbinder, chairman of the ethics group that brought the complaint, called the employment ban “delightful”;.
“Even in an administration that has been anxiously ignorant of the ethical law, Lynne Patton stands out,” Bookbinder said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. But using her position only for political purposes, she also deceives and exploits public housing for political gain, showing little respect for the people to whom she deserves help and ethical rules. That you should continue to follow “
Patton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.