HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER SEES CAREER BUREAUCRATS AS THE SWAMP AND PUTS A TARGET ON THEM - January 26, 2017
House Majority Leader Calls ‘Career Bureaucrats’ the Washington Swamp in Op-Ed
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
The House majority leader on Wednesday put a face on the Washington, D.C., swamp the Trump administration has vowed to drain: the career federal workforce.
“Washington’s many agencies, bureaus and departments propagate rules that weigh down businesses, destroy jobs, and limit American freedoms,” wrote Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in a Jan. 25 op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal. “Career bureaucrats who never face the voters wield punishing authority with little to no accountability. If there’s a swamp in Washington, this is it.”