President Donald Trump’s daughter used her social media platform to declare her support for the Hispanic-owned business that has come under fire in recent days.
Ivanka Trump’s move has been scrutinized by government watchdogs for violating ethics rules.
In the United States, government officials are forbidden from using their public office to promote specific products or groups.
Thus, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser is seen as breaking such rules.
Government watchdogs further expressed their concern over Ivanka Trump’s latest action and how the president and his team often blur the line between politics and governing.
In 2017, Kellyanne Conway was involved in a similar ethic violation incident and although she should have been disciplined, the White House chose not to.
It is unknown whether the White House will proceed in disciplining Ivanka Trump’s tweet defending the Goya brand.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters accompanying the president to Atlanta on Wednesday that he doubted Ivanka Trump would face any repercussions.
Goya became the target of a consumer boycott after CEO Robert Unanue praised the president at a Hispanic event at the White House last Thursday.