Kudos to Meehan for opposing attack on ethics board

In case you missed it, House Republicans decided to flex their new muscles in D.C. by attacking the House independent Office of Congressional Ethics.

That's right, gutting the board that keeps them on the straight and narrow had somehow zoomed to the top of their "to-do" list. It didn't take long for the move to blow up in their face, with everyone from House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to president-elect Donald Trump weighing in against the measure, or at least doing it at this time.

To his credit, our own Delaware County Congressman, Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Chadds Ford, voted against the initial move.

He was not the only one to raise his voice against the plan.

The outcry from the public was so great that by noon Republicans were in full retreat. Eventually the measure was tabled. "I voted against the changes to the Office of Congressional ethics last night and I'm pleased they were removed from the rules package that will be approved today," said Meehan Tuesday afternoon.

Good for him.

Score one for the public.