Even Convicted Jack Abramoff Says GOP Attempt To Gut Ethics Office Was A Bad Idea

Jack Abramoff, the former lobbyist whose sprawling corruption case helped prompt the creation of the Office of Congressional Ethics, on Tuesday bashed House Republicans’ short-lived attempt to weaken the office.

“While there seems to be little question that some of the procedures of the Office of Congressional Ethics can and probably have created collateral political problems for innocent Members of Congress, moving to diminish oversight is exactly the opposite of what Congress should be doing,” Abramoff told Politico before House Republicans pulled the measure.

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