Instead of doing his job as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz is trying to stop the executive branch’s chief ethics watchdog from doing his.
We deserve elected officials who operate only in the public interest -- not their own. Donald Trump’s plan to maintain ownership of his businesses, but turn control over to his sons, will do nothing to solve his conflicts of interest that could allow him to use the Presidency for personal financial gain.
That’s why Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub Jr. called Trump’s plan out as “wholly inadequate” this week -- and why Democratic and Republican ethics experts agree.
Rep. Chaffetz leads the committee responsible for investigating ethical problems by the President, and should be as concerned as Shaub is. Instead, he’s attacking Shaub, threatening to subpoena him and making ominous reminders that lawmakers have the power to shut his office down.
As House Oversight Chairman, Chaffetz has a duty to hold elected officials to the highest possible ethical standards. Instead, he’s using his power to bully those who seek to hold Donald Trump accountable.
Add your name and demand that Jason Chaffetz stop threatening ethics watchdogs, and use the House Oversight Committee to investigate Donald Trump’s financial holdings, root out any potential conflicts of interest, and hold him accountable.
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