Tuesday, January 03, 2017

THE RESISTANCE - The Ex-Independent Office of Congressional Ethics - RIP (Update)

REF:  Independent Office of Congressional Ethics

As reported in "'With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office' by Eric Lipton, New York Times 1/2/2017" behind closed doors (aka in hiding) Republicans proved prof of just how UNETHICAL the Republican Party has become.

"In place of the office, Republicans would create a new Office of Congressional Complaint Review (aka road block) that would report to the House Ethics Committee, which has been accused of ignoring credible allegations of wrongdoing by lawmakers."  AND I (sadly) expect the American voter will be kept in the dark about the accusations, and if they are found 'guilty' what the punishment is (if any).

They think 'We the People' do not have a right to know, and judge for ourselves.  They fear that allowing constituents to know of unethical conduct by a member of Congress may lead to loosing a Republican seat and threaten their power.

These assholes do not want to be held accountable!

UPDATE:  Well it looks like they were forced to back off by Trump and others.

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