While Trump called the OCE "unfair," he criticized Republicans for making it their "number one act and priority" over other issues such as tax reform and health care.
Trump spokesman Sean Spicer addressed the president-elect's tweets on the OCE, telling reporters Tuesday, "He says their focus should be on tax reform and health care. It's not a question of strengthening or weakening, it's a question of priorities."
In a statement Tuesday, Ryan responded to criticism of the amendment, saying the OCE will "continue to operate independently to provide public accountability to Congress."
He said that he had told the new chair of the House Ethics Committee "that it is not to interfere with the Office’s investigations or prevent it from doing its job."