Conservative columnist calls out Goodlatte for “toadyism”

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is one of a handful of conservatives who have tracked the first weeks of the Trump administration in undisguised horror.

Her displeasure extends to the hypocrisy of Trump-supporting Republicans in Congress– including the representative from the Sixth District of Virginia.

One can only marvel at the toadyism of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) — who previously recommended gutting the ethics office — in demanding a full-scale investigation by the Justice Department inspector general into leaks but resolutely resisting any investigation into President Trump’s breached hotel lease, his conflicts of interest, his ties with Russia and his recent receipt of a trademark from China — just after reaffirming the One China policy — which is indisputably an “emolument” from a foreign government.

Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee have asked twice for Goodlatte to schedule hearings on Trump’s conflicts of interest– to no avail. If he ever shows his face in public to his Sixth District constituents (not just a selected group), maybe we could ask him about it.

3 thoughts on “Conservative columnist calls out Goodlatte for “toadyism”

  1. Trump’s entire career was built on smoke and mirrors, bath and switch, 6 bankruptcies countless unpaid contractors while paying no taxes and giving nothing to charity. Bob Goodlatte, using the resources of HJC to do his bidding suggests something beyond toadyism.


  2. Thanks again, Gene. Would a pie in the face work?


  3. Waynesboro Public Library was packed today with Bob’s constituents, many of whom are center right Republicans who want to know where he is and why he is remaining silent about the many recent issues directly threatening our democracy. SO SAD!


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