House Unveils "Post-Trump" Anti-Corruption Reforms
In response to the laundry list of abuses during the Trump administration, the House of Representatives put forward a sweeping package of reforms today to prevent such behavior in the future.
Washington Post: “The package, which its architects have informally referred to as ‘post-Trump reforms,’ includes measures to restrain the president’s power to grant pardons and declare national emergencies, to prevent federal officials from enriching themselves, and to accelerate the process of enforcing congressional subpoenas in court. It also includes provisions to protect inspectors general and whistleblowers, increase penalties for officials who subvert congressional appropriations or engage in overt political activity, and safeguard against foreign election interference."...
“It is time for Congress to strengthen the bedrock of our democracy and ensure our laws are strong enough to withstand a lawless president,” the statement says. “These reforms are necessary not only because of the abuses of this president, but because the foundation of our democracy is the rule of law and that foundation is deeply at risk.”
It's deeply saddening that congress has to spell out in such detail acts that constitute corruption and abuse of power.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content