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Statement From Senator Warren On Shaub's Resignation As Director, Government Ethics Office

Jul 08, 2017 07:28PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Senator Elizabeth Warren

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren.)

Washington, DC – U. S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement Thursday on the announcement that Walter Shaub is resigning as director of the Office of Government Ethics:

"Walter Shaub's announcement that he is resigning as the head of the Office of Government Ethics is deeply unnerving. Despite swimming for months in the toxic swamp of ethics problems at every level of the Trump Administration, Walter Shaub has done exactly what a nonpartisan ethics official is supposed to do - put the law first. The Senate is responsible for confirming the new head of this post-Watergate ethics watchdog, and every senator - regardless of party - should insist upon a tough, fiercely independent replacement who will follow Shaub's example of enforcing the law, even in the face of relentless pressure from the Trump Administration to ignore ethics rules."

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