"Corruption, scandals, gutting of ethics rules aren't new; they've been the GOP way going all the way back to Reagan. "
According to CNN, "President-elect Donald Trump dramatically strong-armed House Republicans into line Tuesday in his first Washington power play."
"With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog...their number one act"
"There's been an overzealousness in some of the processes over the years," The truth is, legislators targeted by the OCE have voted it away
"Republicans claim they want to 'drain the swamp,' but...ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress." - Nancy Pelosi
One of Scott Walker's creations shortly after being sworn in as Wisconsin's governor released a report that exposed yet another Walker administration scandal involving taxpayer money going directly to Walker's campaign donors.
The sixth tenet of the Tea Party is to end corruption and yet they've aligned themselves with the most corrupt party. Corruption spreads on both sides of the aisle. Of late, it’s made a happy home in the Republican Party simply because like mold, corruption takes root in the right environment. The modern day Republican Party is loath to hold its leaders accountable for violating ethics laws. The list of busted criminals and cheats currently in office is astounding.