Too many times in ethical jobs, the people policing the ethics become unethical themselves. They care about their career and longevity instead of doing what is right. They care about government paychecks and benefit packages. It's important to gut the ethics office every once in a while so that people policing ethics do the right thing.
An independent body to investigate and punish ethics violations is essential to the operation of s two-party democracy and the Republicans are off to a bad start by trying to gut this office. It will only serve as ammunition that Democrats will use to their advantage in the midterm elections and should be abandoned. Having an independent body handle ethics complaints is important and should be left in tact.
No, I do not believe it is a good idea to gut the independent ethics office. This is a very necessary security measure designed to keep a fair balance in political matters. Ridding this office allows for there to be more criminal activity to take place in politics without detection.
No, it is not a good idea to gut the independent ethics office. The office was set up as an oversight to keep Congressmen and women in check, to prevent misconduct that affect everyone in the country. Those in power can not be allowed to govern themselves. That much power encourages misconduct in even the most honest and well-intentioned individuals. The fact that individuals within Congress have even suggested a gutting of the ethics office is scary and should cause a great deal of alarm among citizens.