I believe two recent events show what a Republican administration will be like.
The first was the attempt to gut the Congressional Ethics Office. The second is the revival of an obscure law that allows Congress to arbitrarily reduce the pay of federal employees, apparently even individual employees. If you think they will use this to weed out incompetence, you are not paying attention. It would appear they are going after climate scientists, environmental scientists, and investigators in the IRS, the Justice Department, and any other agency investigating tax evasion and white-collar crime by the wealthy.
I’m not surprised by the corruption. I am surprised at the blatancy. I am also not surprised by the lack of comment I’ve seen about this in this paper. JAMES B. SAWYER