“The move to weaken the office of Congressional Ethics was not public until late Monday, when Rep. Robert Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change with no advance public notice or debate.”

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It says Paul Ryan and Rep. Kevin McCarthy opposed it, but it was probably with their fingers crossed behind their backs.

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Anyway, I’m sure they have great intentions. The best intentions.