Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., talks with a colleague in the House Chamber on Jan. 3, 2017. The previous night, House Republicans approved Goodlatte's amendment to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House GOP's ethics vote: What was all that about, anyway?

As Washington controversies go, the one over the Office of Congressional Ethics went by in the blink of an eye. So what was it really about?

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