Republican Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is set to retire, and his replacement is proving to be difficult to find.
Isakson was the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, a panel responsible for setting and enforcing standards of behavior for Senators and their staff.
However when current members on the Ethics Committee were asked if they would like to take over the position, the answer was “Thanks, but no thanks.”
There seems to be absolutely no desire by any Senators to take over the position. It will be up to leader Mitch McConnell to pick a successor to Isakson.
The reason for such a lack of enthusiasm seems to stem from the nature of the Committee’s work. The members of the Ethics Committee investigate their colleagues.
At the end of the day it can both be a damaging position for those trying to form connections with other Senators, and it can be an unpleasant job. McConnell will have to pick someone, because at this time no one is stepping forward.
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