Donald Trump Slams Republicans for ‘Timing’ of Gutting House Ethics Office

Donald Trump slammed Republicans for gutting the House Ethics Office saying that weakening the independent ethics office is “unfair.” Um, he’s questioning the timing as being “unfair,” folks. Nothing more.

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Donald Trump Slams Republicans for Gutting House Ethics Office

Trump tweeted in two parts:  “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!”

The mainstream media is trying to frame Trump’s objection in terms of a disagreement with Republicans, but his spokesperson admitted that it was only about the timing and not the act.

Democratic leaders have slammed the Republicans secret vote. But this is a win for Trump because the Republicans are about to turn a blind eye to the mountain of ethics issues he brings to the presidency. What Republicans are trying to do is control any investigations about themselves. That involves having the authority to shut down investigations before they are concluded. It’s no surprise the Speaker Paul Ryan is defending the vote.