Government devoid of ethics, we’re close enough to that as it is without Republicans legitimizing it.
Accountability has long been a perceived thorn in the side of conservative office holders, they don’t like it and apparently believe they are above such mundane constraints.
The fact that they would attempt this on the very first day of Congress reconvening and the manner in which they went about it speaks volumes to what the next four years under a Trump administration will look like.
From celebrities to a handful of discredited journalists and the man/woman in the street we’ve been told to “give Trump a chance”, as though he actually has the ability to hold the office without morphing it into a vehicle to increase his personal wealth and that of his billionaires club cronies.
How about giving the bedrock of democracy a chance, how about democracy serving the people rather than the reverse?
Even Trump had enough sense upon learning of the reaction to this proposal to jump on his twitter account in an attempt to save face.
It’s ludicrous for any to assume he had no advance knowledge and in that prior knowledge either tacitly or vigorous supported the effort of Congress.
Would he ever admit to such prior knowledge? Of course not, he’s The Donald, and defanging OCE would potentially blunt a host of questions Trump will at some point have to answer – not just questions but investigations as well under what would amount to a defacto gag order.
The lesson to take from this is to expect more of the same type of attempted underhanded manipulations, the importance of staying informed, and the need to make one’s voice heard.