Leftists cry foul over proposed new House GOP rule on Office of Congressional Ethics

The incoming Republican House majority is already ruffling the feathers of Democrats and their allies who for the first time in years are faced with having their abusive power checked.

According to a provision tucked inside of the new GOP rules package, the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent entity that investigates allegations of misconduct of House members and staff would be made to undergo a major change with term limits being imposed that would imperil Democrat control of the board.

Politico congressional correspondent Nicholas Wu, whose Twitter feed is saturated with pro-Democrat bias, sounded the alarm on Monday.

“in the House Republican Rules package – a provision tucked into its section on the Office of Congressional Ethics would effectively sack most of the Democratic-appointed board members by instituting term limits and make it much harder to hire staff,” he wrote.

Wu included an image of the particular section which reads: “(6) any member of the board currently serving a term in excess of the limitations of section 1(b)(6) of such resolution shall be considered as removed from the board; and (7) the provision regarding appointment and compensation of staff shall require an affirmative vote of at least 4 members of the board not later than 30 calendar days after the date of the adoption of this resolution.”

“This could have big implications for ethics cases that could come before OCE at the beginning of the new Congress – like an investigation into Republican members related to Jan. 6, or Rep-elect George Santos,” he added in a second tweet, expressing fear that the rules changes could effectively pull the plug on the ongoing witch hunt over the so-called “insurrection” which isn’t simply going away after the January 6 committee folded its tent.

Wu also invoked GOP Congressman-Elect George Santos as a rationale for preserving the existing state of Democrat dominance at the Office of Congressional Ethics with the truth-challenged New Yorker being an easy target this week.

Resistance Twitter has already mobilized for what could be the first of many skirmishes in an all-out war on House Republicans.

Lisa Gilbert, who heads up the progressive advocacy group Public Citizen, was among those calling for immediate action to derail the changes.

“When the new Congress convenes tomorrow, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to vote on a rules package that guts the Office of Congressional Ethics. This must be stopped,” she said in the first of a multi-tweet call to arms.

Gilbert’s hew and cry over the proposed rule changes were echoed by other defenders of the Dem status quo.

A Capitol Hill source who is “familiar with the ethics process” told Time Magazine, “Republicans get to take control of the House, and on their first day in Congress, they are not trying to take a hammer to the OCE—they’re being a little smarter about it—but they’re taking a scalpel to it.”

Democrats aren’t going to go quietly and every attempt to pry their grip from power will be met with an instant outrage storm from their armies of fanatical left-wing keyboard warriors.

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