From the AP:
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, leading a Republican retreat, said Wednesday he stands ready to scrap controversial new ethics rules, possibly by day's end.When I was in the Army, we called that particular type of pivot an "about face."
"I'm willing to step back," Hastert told reporters after a closed-door meeting with members of the GOP rank and file. ***
Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., said the speaker told fellow Republicans it was important to resolve the ethics committee deadlock because it was becoming a distraction for the party at a time when it is attempting to accomplish its legislative goals.
He praised Hastert for being willing to "pivot" on the issue.