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A former White House ethics lawyer says Pence's crusade against a Democratic senator could violate ethics laws

Vice President Mike Pence launched a tirade against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin for his vote against the Republican tax bill last year. Some of Pence's staffers tweeted the #JoeVotedNo hashtag at Manchin from their official White House Twitter accounts. Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter said the staffers could have potentially violated the Hatch Act, which separates political activity from official government business.
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