With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office
The move by emboldened Republicans on the eve of a new Congress would strip power and independence from an investigative body and give lawmakers control over ethics inquiries.
The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday when it was announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change. There was no advance notice or debate on the measure.
So much for draining the swamp.