Trumpists kill the watchdog, then revive it again

They struck quickly and silently. The first thing House Republicans did after the holiday was move to kill future ethics investigations. It was a transparent attempt to protect themselves against criticism.

And then–OMG–the Tweeter-in-Chief did the right thing! He called them out on it in a mid-day tweet, upbraiding them for such petty activity when there were much more important things they should be doing.

So they reversed themselves, after poor old Paul Ryan had opposed the measure and then supported it. Then he had to oppose it again.

It’s going to be a rough year for the Speaker of the House.

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