Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Deepening Swamp

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Deepening Swamp

Article excerpt

I think we can now say "draining the swamp" is not going to happen soon. Given recent Republican actions and the president's attitude toward his business interests, we should not be surprised that the "swamp" is getting deeper.

This deepening is seen in the very first action by Republicans to try to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Once the Republicans saw the backlash of doing that, they quickly backtracked, but their intent was clear: "Bring in more gators!"

What is more disturbing than the House action is the president using his office to enrich his family while he is in office.

The president's daughter has a clothing line. This line was recently dropped by a department store. The president tweeted that this was unfair and went further to retweet this on the official POTUS account. …

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