Some republicans are attempting to casually dismiss any conflict of interest issues with president-elect Trump and his many international businesses. Other supporters, like Fox News contributor, Newt Gingrich, are literally advocating for Congress to just "change the ethics laws" for Donald Trump, rather than force Trump to "disentangle himself" from his multibillion-dollar business the way every other president of the United States has done.
Last week, Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers 1999 (representing the workers at Carrier), penned an Op-Ed for The Washington Post, after president-elect Trump lashed out at Jones personally, via Twitter. Jones and his family have since been on the receiving end of threats and harassment from Trump supporters.
Excerpts from The Washington Post Op-Ed:
In February, corporate officials came to our plant and announced that they were closing the facility. They would move 1,300 jobs to a...