White House Reverses Decision on Use of Presidential Seals at Campaign Events

The White House has reversed its previous stance of not using the official presidential seal at campaign events.

The practice, which is not illegal, is a reversal from statements made by former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs that they would not be using the official seal at campaign stops.

Gibbs said, according to CBS News in an interview in 2010, “that at strictly political events we would not use” the presidential seal.

But President Obama used it last Friday at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, and Vice President Biden used the vice presidential seal Thursday in Houston when addressing the NAACP convention.



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