Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Klobuchar lauds power of free press in post about her father The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi says House will move forward with impeachment MORE (D-Minn.) praised President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE on Tuesday for expressing skepticism over a move by House Republicans to overhaul an independent ethics office.  

The Minnesota Democrat called the president-elect's tweets about the proposed changes the "correct reaction."
 
"We are at a time when Americans want to have some faith in the government again. A lot of this election was about looking out for the people of this country," she told CNN, adding that congressional Republicans are "basically turning their backs on something that was directly put in place to eliminate special interest influence in Washington."
 
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House Republicans voted Monday night to change the rules governing the Office of Congressional Ethics, including putting the formerly independent watchdog under the oversight of the House Ethics Committee. 
 
Trump questioned the timing of the decision Tuesday on Twitter, arguing that GOP lawmakers should be focusing on big-ticket items such as tax reform and healthcare. 
 
"With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it may be," he wrote, including the hashtag "DTS" for his campaign pledge "drain the swamp." 
 
 
  
Top Republicans defended the move on Tuesday, arguing it won't prevent the office from doing its job and will strengthen protection for lawmakers. 
 
But Senate Democrats are panning the House GOP proposal, arguing it's a sign of what's to come as Republicans prepare to take control of both Congress and the White House.