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FAA officials in Seattle have been accused of pressuring employees to vote for Democratic candidates in the November election, a violation of the law.
“We write respectfully to request that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiate an investigation into Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety John Hickey and Deputy Director of Flight Standards Field Operations Ray Towles,” Epstein wrote. “We have been informed that during mandatory meetings of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, Mr. Hickey and Mr. Towles encouraged employees to vote for Democratic politicians in upcoming elections, explaining their jobs may very well depend on a Democratic victory.”
The encouraging thing about this story is that it appears that the FAA is taking this allegation very seriously and appears willing to do something about it.