Donald, Congress and Ethics

I see no reason why Congress would not go ahead and gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, as it did today, moving the office from being independent to being under the control of the very people the office is charged to oversee.

I mean, why not. This is a new era, the Donald era. This is an era in which the new White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks can just say, “The transition is not concerned about the appearance of a conflict,” and declare that, with regards to his $525-per-plate New Year’s Eve dinner actually selling access to the President, “the president cannot and does not have a conflict.”

I think it’s only fair that Congress should also go ahead and make the necessary changes to their ethics oversight, in order to avoid this kinds of unsightly accusations or awkward situations.

Because if America is going to go downhill and straight into the toilet with the new President, Congress might as well enjoy the ride, too.

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