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Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office

Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office

President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans on Tuesday for voting to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, arguing that tax reform and healthcare should be higher priorities. 

“With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it may be, their number one act and priority,” Trump asked over Twitter the morning after the surprise and secretive move by the House GOP. 

“Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance!” he added. 

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