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House Republicans Cower, Reversing Course After TRUMP Calls Them Out on Twitter

Trump’s Twitter account is a favorite topic among elites and media who believe it’s a mistake for him to use it as a “serious” communication tool.

Well, after today’s YUGE victory, they may have to rethink their stance.

Republican leaders in Congress announced Monday they would weaken the Independent Ethics Board and put it under lawmakers’ control.

This is the group that policies corrupt politicians.

How convenient, right?

Trump put out a tweet on the matter, and the Republicans quickly reversed course.

From USA Today:

One day before the new Congress convenes, House Republicans voted Monday night to rein in an independent ethics office that investigates potential wrongdoing by lawmakers.

The move guts a major piece of an ethics overhaul Congress undertook after several high-profile scandals sent lobbyist Jack Abramoff and others to federal prison.

The independent Office of Congressional Ethics, launched in 2008 to address concerns that the lawmaker-run House Ethics Committee failed to adequately police members of Congress, now would be subject to oversight by the House Ethics Committee, under the proposed rules package adopted by Republican lawmakers. The new rules also would bar investigators from reviewing anonymous complaints against lawmakers.

The Office of Congressional Ethics, known as OCE, would be renamed the “Office of Congressional Complaint Review.”

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