Dear 115th Congress,
Hello, you knuckleheads. It’s me, America. Well, you really started things off with a bang, didn’t you? What was supposed to be your celebratory affair on Tuesday morning—welcoming new and returning members of Congress—turned into a complete and utter disaster after what you pulled on Monday night. One may call it an ill-fated reach; others may refer to it as sneaky and distasteful; I prefer to think of it as idiotic. House Republicans, led by Representative Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, attempted to prevent the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) from pursuing investigations into members of Congress that might result in criminal charges.