Himes: I’m ‘Staggered’ by GOP Attempt to Gut Ethics Office

‘Does it make sense to weaken ethics rules when you are about to get into a bunch of fights that could cause you to lose a lot of friends’

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HIMES: “Yeah, I mean I’m sort of staggered by it. I mean, you know, on both substance, does that make sense to weaken ethics rules when you are about to get into a bunch of fights that could cause you to lose a lot of friends. I mean, look, I keep hearing they are going the repeal the Affordable Care Act. That involves throwing an awful lot of Americans off of their health insurance. You would have thought that if that’s the fight they are going to get into they wouldn’t have opened by saying oh, and by the way, we are going to lift some of the watch dogs that we have over whether we behave or not."
 

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