According to federal investigators from the Office of Special Counsel, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by using her cabinet position to campaign for President Obama.
In a February speech delivered at a human rights campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., Sebelius said it is "imperative" to re-elect Obama. She also used the speech to plug local Democrats.
The Office of Special Counsel said Sebelius violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from campaigning while acting in an official capacity.
Republicans criticized Sebelius in the wake of the report, but being weak-spined as they are, stopped short of calling on her to step down.
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch from Utah said Sebelius' violation of the law is disturbing but hardly a surprise, and added that since day one the focus of this administration has been politicking, not governing.
Rep. Darrell Issa, of California, who asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate Sebelius' comments, said he would wait to see how Obama handles the issue.
This was a silly response. The White House minimized the incident by calling it a mistake.
The Democrats don't lie, they just misspeak. The don't violate the law, they just make mistakes.
You can be sure that had this happened in a Republican administration the Democrats wouldn't be just waiting to see what the president will do. Why won't the Republicans take action?