Ethics problem? What ethics problem?

Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, appears to have his blinders on. His committee’s stated mission is to “work with our colleagues in the minority to exercise effective oversight over the federal government and will work proactively to investigate and expose waste, fraud, and abuse“.

Despite that mission, Chaffetz sent a letter to the Attorney General yesterday, “seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server“. He has focused on this issue instead of working with his “colleagues in the minority” to better understand Trump’s possible ethics violations as well as the Trump administration’s ties to Russia.

If you live in one of the states listed below, you have a representative on the committee. Please call and insist the committee investigates both the Trump administration’s business conflicts of interest and its ties to Russia.

States represented on the committee: AL, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WI