/2 GOP adopts @GOPLeader motion to delete Goodlatte amendment from rules package— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) January 3, 2017
The credit goes to Dems for being all over this with unyielding pushback and to constituents for flooding their reps' offices w/ resistance.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 3, 2017
Members spilling out of HC-5. Say the OCE change is dead for now but not forever. Many want to return to this issue soon...— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 3, 2017
Also note: They will almost certainly continue to pursue, when the heat dies down. https://t.co/JVIbw5U9ww— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 3, 2017
TAKE NOTE: This is why staying engaged matters. The GOP has validated the efficacy of making noise, making calls, and resisting. #resist— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 3, 2017
This is somewhat good news, in that the OCE amendment is dead for now. But it will be revived the moment that the GOP thinks no one is paying attention. And/or they will disempower the office in some other way, like simply defunding it.
But it is overall bad news, in that the media, through their stark misrepresentation of Trump's response, is now giving him undeserved credit for killing it.
Breaking: Republicans back off gutting of House ethics office after critical Trump tweet https://t.co/hWXrbEeeT2— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 3, 2017
Utterly wrong. Flatly false. But take comfort from the fact that the GOP has tipped its hand: Resistance is not futile. Resistance works.
The GOP has, unintentionally, breathed power into the resistance.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 3, 2017
If any media outlet tells you that Trump deserves the credit for this, they are lying to you. https://t.co/tOVM1I9I18— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 3, 2017