Republicans have become famous for three things; and none of them concern good government. They denounce the truth, facts, and ethics. These three elements would restrict corruption, and Republicans can only succeed when corruption rules our nation.
Monday night the Independent Office of Congressional Ethics was disbanded. In a closed door meeting, Republicans voted to replace this independent watchdog group with themselves. In other words, they will now decide whether or not to punish one of their own for corruption in office.
This decision came from a congress which accomplished less than any other congress in history. It also worked the fewest days in 60 years. You paid 535 men and women nearly $100,000,000 to campaign and party.
There is no surprise that Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s most loyal stooges, supports the change in transparency within our government. She works for the most corrupt man in the nation.
“If a constituent has a complaint, they can still lodge that complaint,” Conway told NBC’s “Today” show, adding that she hadn’t spoken with Trump on this issue specifically. “They just can’t do it anonymously. And many of these people — members and their staffers who have been under investigation — they have complained about their due process rights being violated and compromised. They need protections, as well.”
Democrat Nancy Pelosi opposes this change, citing the fact that congress will no longer be answerable to the American people.
“Republicans claim they want to ‘drain the swamp,’ but the night before the new Congress gets sworn in, the House GOP has eliminated the only independent ethics oversight of their actions. Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress,” she said in a statement Monday following the vote.
Pelosi added: “The amendment Republicans approved tonight would functionally destroy this office.”
This is the first step by Republicans to institute fascism in our nation. Fascist governments operate in secrecy, and support a plutocracy where the very rich make all decisions related to government functionality.
This is simply additional proof that Republicans seek rule of our nation and will continue to reject support for the American people.
Those of you who ignorantly voted for Republicans on November 8th have given absolute power to the party of the rich, and the party which supports fascism and its new fuhrer.
By James Turnage
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