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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:22 PM

Republicans back off gutting of House ethics office after critical Trump tweet

By Washington Post Staff January 3 at 12:18 PM

House Republicans abruptly reversed course and pulled language to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics and subject it to internal House rule.

The decision came after President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted that the move should perhaps not be the House GOPís first priority.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/03/republicans-back-off-gutting-of-house-ethics-office-after-critical-trump-tweet/?utm_term=.a1d48ec103fe

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Reply Republicans back off gutting of House ethics office after critical Trump tweet (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2017 OP
inwiththenew Jan 2017 #1
Trekologer Jan 2017 #7
malthaussen Jan 2017 #2
MoonRiver Jan 2017 #3
malthaussen Jan 2017 #6
MoonRiver Jan 2017 #8
DonViejo Jan 2017 #9
malthaussen Jan 2017 #11
bettyellen Jan 2017 #12
flamingdem Jan 2017 #4
C_U_L8R Jan 2017 #5
NYC Liberal Jan 2017 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:23 PM

1. I knew he'd take credit for it as soon as I saw they were backing off it

n/t

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Response to inwiththenew (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:28 PM

7. He saw which way the popular opinion wind was blowing

It will certainly come back up again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:23 PM

2. Now I'm intrigued.

Wtf could be going on?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:26 PM

3. He asked them to "wait."

He definitely wants this "legislation" to happen, just not so soon after the coup.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:28 PM

6. Why should they care what he wants?

What's his leverage?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:31 PM

8. Don't know. eom

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:32 PM

9. He's now the highest elected leader of the GOP.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:48 PM

11. I'm hip.

I just don't think that constitutes much leverage.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:55 PM

12. He will let them gut Obamacare. Everything will be a deal- probably even this bit of theater was

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:26 PM

4. Don't believe anything you hear

They are making Trump look reasonable, though Paul Ryan didn't want them to gut since it makes the party look unethical hahaha

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:26 PM

5. So what are they really up to?

I feel like someone's picking my pocket
while we're being distracted with this kerfuffle.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:40 PM

10. Since Trump supported the gutting and only opposed the timing,

then I will assume this is merely delayed, not canceled.

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