Republicans quiet about scandals swirling around Trump and his team.
Trump’s cabinet is being dogged by ethical scandals. Remember when the GOP was all about ethics during the 2016 campaign? Now it’s just crickets from the GOP about all of the self dealing and conflicts of interest from Trump and his team. It was 8 years of fake outrage.
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Treasury Department “initially failed to disclose his interests in a Cayman Islands corporation as well as more than $100 million in personal assets,” the Washington Post reports.
“Three of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks came under growing fire Wednesday on ethical issues, potentially jeopardizing their nominations,” the Washington Post reports.
“The most serious concerns surround personal investments by Trump’s health and human services nominee, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), in health-care firms that benefited from legislation that he was pushing at the time.”
“Additionally, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Trump’s choice to head the Office of Management and Budget, has acknowledged during his confirmation process that he failed to pay more than $15,000 in state and federal employment taxes for a household employee.”
“And Commerce Department nominee Wilbur Ross revealed that one of the ‘dozen or so’ housekeepers he has hired since 2009 was undocumented, which he said he discovered only recently. The employee was fired as a result, he added.”
I called Fischer and Sasse’s offices this morning. They are getting lots of calls. Let’s keep them coming!
Deb Fischer 402–441–4600
Ben Sasse 402–476–1400