In preparation for a bill to clean up ethics in Congress, Jimbo and the Rubberstamp Republicans passed a rule that would prevent any amendments from being offered to the bill. Jimbo, of course, voted for it. Among the amendments that won't be offered now:
- One to create an Office of Public Integrity to enforce Ethics rules.
- One to ban all gifts from lobbyists.
- And one to force members of Congress to pony up full price for flying on a corporate jet.
"We are losing our moral authority to lead this place," said Shays, who voted against the rule. "It's been over a decade since my party took over the majority, and I feel like we have forgotten why we got here. ... I think there is a tendency for power to corrupt and for absolute power to corrupt absolutely."
I'm not sure they ever had the moral authority, but I digress.