Ethics? Who needs Ethics?

If you thought the first thing that Gus Bilirakis and the GOP controlled House would do once they got together in DC would be to repeal Obamacare; think again.  The most important thing they acted on was to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.  No more responding to anonymous tips, no more sharing findings with other branches of government or the public and no more investigating any criminal activity.  They did this in a closed door session last night.

So much for draining the swamp…

Quick Update-The House GOP reversed itself and will not be gutting the Ethics Office.  Not because they had a change of heart, no, it was the public backlash along with Trump prodding them about priorities.  Expect to see this move come back later in the session.

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