It's true that using government time and resources for partisan political activities violates the Hatch Act. Stayman learned this lesson back in the 1990s. As Director of Insular Affairs -- he was really Clinton's "Islands Shake Down" man.
Many people don't realize that he had to resign his post, because of the swirling ethics violations.
How effective was he at his job? Well ask Guam's business community during the 1996 cycle -- $382,000.00 for Clinton/Gore and $510,000.00 to the Democrat Party. A month after the elections, Guam was granted greater control over labor and immigration issues.
But, now, Stayman thinks the CNMI should have less? Who should we give to?
Stayman hasn't looked into Samoa. Who is their business community giving to (I'm smelling fish money in Dem Leadership coffers)?
Nothing against the other islands. What they do is their own business. We just don't won't cave to a shake up artist.
Stayman should worry less about his personal vendetta and partisan politics and focus on the American people. As a government employee, he should focus on the important issues which are pressing in the US. He serves the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Since he decided to visit the Islands -- maybe he could have spent more time focusing on energy issues? We have serious energy issues -- high costs, minimal capacity, rolling brown outs. Being on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources -- couldn't he help our Islands?We have American citizens who could use the help -- but he ignores our true needs.
Stayman doesn't care -- unless you write the big checks to the DNC. He has a track record to prove it.