"It may be a Hatch Act violation... Either way, I honestly don’t care anymore"

Lynne Patton, who oversees HUD operations in New York and New Jersey, reposted a message from an account named “Educating Liberals.” The initial post defended Housing Secretary Ben Carson and criticized Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Just retweeted this amazing tweet from both of my Twitter accounts–professional and personal. It may be a Hatch Act violation. It may not be. Either way, I honestly don’t care anymore,” Patton wrote. “These people are determined to try to ruin and discredit a good man.”

Responding to criticism for posting the comments, she tweeted on Sunday: “What part about ‘I don’t give a [s**t]’ don’t you understand?”