The Swamp gets Swampier: Republicans vote to limit ethics body

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ElectricFetus, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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  3. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    It's very telling that the first thing Republicans want to do in this new congress is to destroy the independent congressional enforcement agency, and make it a political entity rather than a true ethics enforcement agency. It shouldn't be unexpected. It's just more of the the same old shit from the Republican Party. There is nothing new here. This should have been expected.

    Trump has littered his cabinet with billionaires, the same people who organized and profited from the housing crisis are now Trump's closest advisers.
     
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  5. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Republicans, under the eye of public scrutiny, decided not to go through with their planned gutting of the ethics committee today. But that doesn't mean they have given up, because they haven't. Republicans have just postponed it. They didn't like the optics. Trump didn't mind the substance. But he objected to the optics. Republicans still want to gut the ethics committee. They just don't want anyone to know about it when they do it.
     
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