Enter the cries of racism.
All of this has raised the ire of many Democrats. They accuse the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, which is largely composed of former members, of operating outside of its mandate and often targeting CBC members.
"A lot of people have been raising concerns [about the OCE], and I support them," House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said last year. "At some point in the not-so-distant future, these concerns will have to be addressed." Sure enough, two months ago Ohio Democrat Marcia Fudge and 19 other members of the Congressional Black Caucus introduced legislation to reduce the office's powers to investigate wrongdoing.
So now we watch the party in power excuse the unethical/illegal actions of their members and try to change the rules. The exact same thing they screamed bloody murder about when they were the minority party.
This is 'Hopey Changey' in a nutshell.
New boss, same as the old boss.