Today’s mysterious mystery – Why are Republicans so hostile to the Office of Government Ethics?
Several of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees have still not been properly vetted less than one week before hearings begin on Capitol Hill, the Office of Government Ethics said in a letter to Democratic senators Friday.
“The announced hearing schedule for several nominees who have not completed the ethics review process is of great concern to me,” OGE Director Walter M. Shaub wrote in a letter to New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “This schedule has created undue pressure on OGE’s staff and agency ethics officials to rush through these important reviews.”Shaub — who said OGE hasn’t received initial drafts from some nominees — continued: “I am not aware of any occasion in the four decades since OGE was established when the Senate held a confirmation hearing before the nominee had completed the ethics review process.”
- Jack Kelly – Homeland Security
- Betsy DeVos – Education
- Wilbur Ross – Commerce
- Ben Carson – Housing and Urban Development
Or as the departments will be known after they are rebranded to increase their MAGAnificence:
Trumping! & Trumpban! Trumpelopment!