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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:30 PM

GOP caves and withdraws plan to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics after brutal backlash

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Source: Raw Story

Republicans in Congress are backing away from their proposal to end the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics after their originally passed plan turned into a public relations disaster.

The Republican-led House of Representatives drew a swift media backlash after news broke on Monday evening that it had voted to neuter the OCE’s powers to operate independently from the GOP-controlled House Ethics Committee.

By Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether this should really be a priority for the incoming congress, although he did say that he sympathized with their desire to stop the “unfair” OCE from hounding them.

Shortly afterward, the House GOP had an emergency meeting in which they voted to cut the proposed rules changes by unanimous consent. However, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa says that this issue isn’t going away permanently, as many House Republicans want to “return to the issue soon” after the publicity surrounding the story has died down.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/gop-caves-and-withdraws-plan-to-gut-the-office-of-congressional-ethics-after-brutal-backlash/

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Sunriser13 Jan 2017 OP
itsrobert Jan 2017 #1
Sunriser13 Jan 2017 #2
yellowcanine Jan 2017 #3
Historic NY Jan 2017 #4
OldRedneck Jan 2017 #5
barbtries Jan 2017 #6
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #7
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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:33 PM

1. Seems like Raw Story is way more accurate that the AP, Politico, and Washington Post

thanks

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:38 PM

3. Heckuva job, Pauly!

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:38 PM

4. They are just waiting for their orgy of excess.....

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:57 PM

5. I have very confidence . . . .

 

. . . . that they will slip this through in a few months while we are distracted by another GOP stunt.

These people NEVER give up . . . they just wait us out then stab us again.

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 12:59 PM

6. ah, so the people still have some power.

the bastards must be watched closely and hounded mercilessly.

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:01 PM

7. Wonder if this was a PR exercise to showcase

presidential discipline, good judgement, the remnants of ethics,
and increase popularity by appearing reasonable

We are being manipulated at times

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:11 PM

8. Simple misunderstanding- they thought it was an "ethNic" committee

They don't like them ethnic types

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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 01:22 PM

10. Locking...

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