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Republican Tapped to Serve in Secretive Ethics Role No One Wants

Aug. 19, 2022, 7:49 PM

Rep. Michael Guest has a new job as the top Republican on a panel that enforces ethics rules for House lawmakers — replacing the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (Ind.) in a role some describe as thankless.

Guest (Miss.) is taking over as ranking member of the secretive House Ethics Committee for the rest of the year, said Mark Bednar, spokesman for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Walorski died in a car crash earlier this month.

It isn’t clear how long Guest will stay on the panel, which deals with thorny issues that have put Republicans in a difficult spot ...