Donald Trump proposed a package of ethics reforms at his campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Monday night after he criticized his opponent Hillary Clinton and the investigation into her use of a private email server.
“If we let the Clinton Cartel run this government, history will record that 2017 was the year America lost its independence. We will not let that happen,” the Republican nominee stated to more than 2,000 supporters at the campaign rally. “It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. That is why I am proposing a package of ethics reforms to make our government honest once again.”
Trump detailed five ethics reform proposals that he would issue if elected president:
I am going to re-institute a 5-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for 5 years after they leave government service. I am going to ask Congress to pass this ban into law so that it cannot be lifted by executive order.
I am going to ask Congress to institute its own 5-year ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staffs.
I am going to expand the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that former government officials use by labeling themselves consultants and advisors when we all know they are lobbyists.
I am going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
I am going to ask Congress to pass a campaign finance reform that prevents registered foreign lobbyists from raising money in American elections.
Trump also called for Under-Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy to resign after news broke that Kennedy was involved in a quid pro quo conversation regarding the classification of Clinton’s emails.
Trump says Under-Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy “needs to resign” because of quid pro quo allegations revealed today.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 17, 2016