Thursday, February 16, 2017
Will top cop Chaffetz actually police Trump?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz has taken some baby steps lately toward policing the Trump White House, chastising Kellyanne Conway for her hawking Ivanka Trump products and questioning the president's security protocols at Mar-a-Lago.
Now some Republicans are urging the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to plow full speed ahead — never mind that it’s a fellow Republican on the receiving end of his scrutiny.
“I made efforts to hold, as a junior member, to hold the Bush administration accountable at a number of junctures where I felt they could’ve been better served if we had pushed hard,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a former chairman of the oversight panel. “In my third time as a congressman with a new president, I think that’s where we need to be.”