During her argument for the amendment, Rep. Tenney accused Jean-Pierre of being a “liar” and labeled her as “anti-Semitic.”
The Hatch Act was established in 1939 to prevent partisan political activity by government employees.
It prohibits executive branch employees from advocating for political or commercial interests while on duty.
The allegations of anti-Semitism stemmed from a recent controversy in which Jean-Pierre initially declined to discuss incidents involving the removal of posters depicting Israeli hostages held by Hamas.
Jean-Pierre later addressed the issue on social media, condemning the actions of those tearing down the posters as “wrong and hurtful.”
Her full post read:
“As a result of the Hamas terrorist attacks, communities and families are grieving. For the past month, the families of those who have been taken hostage have lived in agony. Tearing down pictures of their loved ones – who are being held hostage by Hamas – is wrong and hurtful.“