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Trump scolds House GOP for gutting ethics office

January 3, 2017

Trump scolds House GOP for gutting ethics office, Washington Examiner, Gabby Morrongiello, January 3, 2016

(Update: House Republicans dropped the plan after Trump complained. — DM)

draintheswampPresident-elect Trump urged GOP lawmakers to “drain the swamp” after GOP members moved to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics in a closed-door vote Monday night. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President-elect Trump Tuesday criticized House Republicans for moving to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics in a closed-door vote Monday night, saying their attention should be focused elsewhere and hinting they had violated the spirit of his campaign slogan, “drain the swamp.”

“With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it may be, their number one act and priority,” the incoming Republican president wrote in a pair of tweets.

“Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance!” he added, while including the hashtag “#DTS” or “drain the swamp.”

With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it

……..may be, their number one act and priority. Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance!