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4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 02, 2023 - 7:15AM #1
bertram
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Here they come, peeps...a rerun of John Boehner's useless gang of 2011 that spent that year renaming buildings, bridges and post offices instead of legislating.  Only, instead of the comparatively benign act of renaming landmarks, this new version The Gang That Couldn't Govern will be wasting millions and millions of taxpayer dollars in frivolous investigations yielding nothing.  Meanwhile, the long-established pattern of GOP obstruction of legislation the majority of Americans want will continue unabated.  McCarthy and others have already indicated that they will even block legislation coming from their own party's senators who voted to fund the government and avert a shutdown.


The can of worms staring us in the face as the country's problems are put on the back burner for another election cycle obviously means nothing to the travelers in the Republican Clown Car.

4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 02, 2023 - 7:25AM #2
bertram
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Rumor is that George Santos will be installed as Chairman of the Ethics Committee...

4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 02, 2023 - 7:29AM #3
yankoldfan
Posts: 12,185

Jan 2, 2023 -- 7:25AM, bertram wrote:


Rumor is that George Santos will be installed as Chairman of the Ethics Committee...




He's the going standard for today's (R) party... Whoever can lie the best, wins with (R) voters...

4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 02, 2023 - 7:55AM #4
bertram
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Jan 2, 2023 -- 7:29AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Jan 2, 2023 -- 7:25AM, bertram wrote:


Rumor is that George Santos will be installed as Chairman of the Ethics Committee...




He's the going standard for today's (R) party... Whoever can lie the best, wins with (R) voters...




We will see into the Craven New World of Kevin McCarthy, who is caving in to the right-wing fringe of his caucus as part of his desperate bid to be Speaker.

4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 03, 2023 - 11:24AM #5
NY23
Posts: 22,968

It is something the party of criminality is willing to do:


McCarthy Proposes Gutting Office of Congressional Ethics in Bid for Speaker


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spent the first two days of the new year trying to shore up GOP support for his bid to be Speaker by releasing a series of proposals aimed at winning over hard-right detractors who stand to torpedo his ascension.

The part of his proposed changes to House rules that drew the most attention was allowing just five House members to call for a vote at any time on ousting the Speaker; that would render McCarthy beholden to the most extreme members of his caucus, should he get on their wrong side. But buried in the text was another provision that could be highly consequential for the new Congress being sworn in on Tuesday: language that would effectively gut the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), as the independent panel faces pressure to investigate lawmakers who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Most significantly, McCarthy’s proposal would require OCE to hire its staff for the 118th Congress within 30 days of the resolution’s adoption, a requirement that sources familiar with the process tell TIME would make it exceedingly difficult for the office to have the resources it needs to conduct its investigations, given how long it takes to hire candidates for roles in the federal government. The proposal would also block OCE from hiring new employees over the next two years if someone leaves their position, sources say.

“Republicans get to take control of the House, and on their first day in Congress, they are not trying to take a hammer to the OCE—they’re being a little smarter about it—but they’re taking a scalpel to it,” a Hill source familiar with the ethics process tells TIME.

Read more: time.com/6243981/mccarthy-proposes-gutti...

4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 03, 2023 - 5:09PM #6
bertram
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Kevin "The California Embarrassment" McCarthy has been voted down...not once, not twice, but apparently a third time as the CooCoo Caucuis threatens to bend one of our Houses of Congress to their will.

4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 04, 2023 - 2:30PM #7
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4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 04, 2023 - 2:31PM #8
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4 weeks ago  ::  Jan 04, 2023 - 9:47PM #9
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3 weeks ago  ::  Jan 05, 2023 - 10:19AM #10
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