Sen. Graham on GOP move to gut ethics panel: ‘Dumbest fricking thing’

Sen. Graham on GOP move to gut ethics panel: ‘Dumbest fricking thing’

By Nolan McCaskill (Politico) –

House Republicans’ move to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics is “the dumbest fricking thing I’ve ever heard,” South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday.

In a closed-door meeting Monday night, Republicans had adopted House rules changes that would gut their own oversight watchdog, defying GOP leadership by advancing a proposal to put the congressional ethics office under jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee.

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