From The Hill.
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that [HUD Secretary Julián] Castro, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton, won’t face any punishment after he apologized for breaching the Hatch Act with an April interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric.
……The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) released a report on Monday concluding that Castro has shared his personal political views of the presidential candidates, including Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, while acting in an official capacity.
The Hatch Act of 1939 is a piece of United States federal legislation which prohibits federal employees, employees of the District of Columbia and certain employees of state and local governments from engaging in partisan political activity.
……In 1993, the Act was substantially amended. The 1993 amendments, 5 U.S.C.S. §§ 7321-7326, clarified the rights of federal employees to a great extent. The Act bars only the misuse of official authority or influence, and misuse of work place and official duties.
According to White House spokestool, Josh Ernest, Castro promised not do do it again, so that makes everything okay.
“He owned up to it, and he’s taken the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again,” [Josh] Earnest told reporters.
Remember, laws are for little people.