Swamp Things

Swamp Things Seek ProtectionSwamp Things Seek Protection

One of the key points or, at least, taglines of President-Elect Trump’s campaign was draining the swamp that is our nation’s bloated, often corrupted, and self-serving at the People’s expense federal government. So what was the first order of business after leadership elections and other logistic and procedural matters for the incoming 115th Congress? It was to attempt to bring the currently semi-independent Office of Congressional Ethics under the direct oversight and control of the House of Representative!

How very EPA-like of them. Nothing quite like attempting to have your swamp declared a federally protected wetland. 😆

Of course, they quickly reversed course – possibly actually realizing the sea change that President Trump represents. He wasted no time and spared little thought to their feelings when he heard of it.

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!

— President-Elect Donald Trump

Not that I’m complaining, but it’s bizarre to me how much power President-Elect Trump wields. I will say though that this was a great use of that power and shows that Trump isn’t likely to be a “Republican” POTUS.

Related Reading:

House Rules
Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
Henry Z. Osborne: Memorial addresses delivered in the House of representatives of the United States in memory of Henry Z. Osborne, late a ... Sixty-seventh Congress. February 25, 1923
The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
REVEL for Living Democracy, 2016 Presidential Election -- Access Card (5th Edition)

Tags: | | | | | | | | |

One Response to “Swamp Things”

  1. afthead Says:

    Here here! Let’s keep Congress focused on doing something for our country and not focused on making new internal loopholes!

Leave a Reply