House Republicans will vote today or soon thereafter on a measure to weaken the quasi-independent Office of Congressional Ethics. They are, of course, preparing the way for what they must assume will be a number of shady actions by members of the House.
There will still be a version of an ethics committee but it will not be independent but under the direct control of the House itself. In other words, the robbers get to man the police force.
And in a perfect example of the new level of deceit that will drag Washington deeper into the mud and slime, the sponsor of the measure assures us that the move is strengthening House ethical oversight.
Isn’t it amazing that so many Americans suckered for trump? The most deceitful, lying public figure in decades loved to label other people with his own sins. Hillary was crooked because of her charitable foundation, which by any possible measure has been far, far more valuable and properly run than trump’s own fraudulent scam of a foundation. Cruz was ‘Lyin’ Ted, according to the man who has not given — so far as I have been able to determine — a single speech in a year and a half that was not marked by at least one blatant lie.
trump — and I’m sorry to say the evangelicals who supported him — have no regard for morality or truth. These are two casualties of our presidential election. It will take many, many years to recover from the damage that trump has already done to America by his immorality and deceitfulness, especially since they are going to get much worse before it gets better.
trump is the greatest threat to America since the secession of South Carolina marked the beginning of the Civil War 155 years ago. We have not yet recovered from that War. By the grace of God, may we recover more quickly from donald trump.