“Park Service Under Fire For Role In GOP Convention”

“The National Park Service (NPS) is in hot water with ethics watchdogs for a slickly produced video promoting President Trump along with its plans to host a fireworks spectacle after his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.

Trump is slated to give his convention speech on Thursday from the White House South Lawn, followed by fireworks at the nearby Washington Monument on Park Service property. Those plans come on the heels of an NPS video publicly praising the president for his involvement in legislation providing more funding to parks.

The two instances are leading to allegations that federal employees are engaging in political activity while at work — a violation of the Hatch Act.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill August 27, 2020.