Skip to comments.Maxine Waters Ethics Case: 6 Committee Members Recuse Themselves
Posted on 02/17/2012 12:05:05 PM PST by AnTiw1
The tumultuous ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles most enduring politicians, took another strange turn Friday as six members of the House Ethics Committee recused themselves from considering the charges against her.
Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panels Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case "out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness." Six new House members immediately were named to the bipartisan panel to consider all matters related to the Waters case.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
The investigation against Waters has been anything but usual. It has been sidetracked twice -- once by the committee's decision to put off a trial to conduct further investigation and then by allegations of misconduct against the ethics staff.
All that other is just eyewash. They’re terrified of her because she’s of sub-Saharan African descent and every creep in the media will fly to her defense, especially if she’s guilty as sin.
“Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panels Republicans, including himself, and one Democrat were taking the unusual action of recusing themselves from further involvement in the long-running Waters case “out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness.”
You vile filthy, stinking, treacherous, traitorous, loathsome, reptilian RINO enemies of the Constitution and of humanity.
May demons gnaw your skulls in Hell for all eternity.
A chance to strike a blow against evil was dropped in your Ken-doll antitesticularian laps, and you pussied out.
Swine! Dogs! Maggots! Limp-wristed, pansy-assed, chicken-choking, globalist, metrosexual, John-McCain-channeling Republican in Name Only/conservative in no way whatsoever nitwits.
I would like to apologize for the way in which RINOS are represented in this post. It was never my intention to imply that RINOs are weak-kneed political time servers who are more concerned with their personal vendettas and private power struggles than with preserving our constitution and our liberties, nor to suggest at any point that they sacrifice their credibility by compromising with evil on vital matters in the mistaken impression that bipartisanship comes before the well-being of the people they supposedly represent, nor to imply at any stage that they are squabbling little toadies without an ounce of concern for the desperate situation of our republic. Nor, indeed, do I intend that readers should consider them as crabby, ulcerous little self-seeking vermin with furry legs and an excessive addiction to alcohol and certain explicit sexual practices which some people might find offensive.
I am sorry if this impression has come across.
Didn’t she just say that as the most senior member of the finance comittee she wants to take Barney Franks place as head. I doubt she could have done that with ethics charges hanging over her. They are merely clearing the way.
I don’t understand how the very people chosen from within Congress to investigate and JUDGE ethics violations, have to bow out of a given case to avoid an appearance of impropriety.
There is nothing particularly partisan about the Waters case. It’s about greed and financial conflict of interest, not (say) an improper effort to beat a Republican challenger.
Someone help me out here?
I honestly don’t know why this is still going on. The Constitution says it’s OK to be corrupt if you’re a democrat.
Very well said - the question being do we or do we not have a Republican majority in the House of Representatives? What in the bloody hell is going on? Anyone with half a brain knows that Maxine Waters is a vile racist criminal and should be in Federal prison.
Simple, they didn’t want to be called racists.
“What in the bloody hell is going on?”
It’s looking more and more like blackmail to me. With the FBI and CIA totally politicized, the demonrats probably have access to every scrap of unfavorable information—or rumor—on every pubby.
I’m not so sure this is cowardice. They may be so certain of a conviction that they can afford the move.
Nothing but a bunch of frightened little weasels.
What was that? The sound of six offshore accounts being padded. So... who earned the largest hush money.. and how does that work exactly?
Gimme a 'C'
Gimme an 'O'
Gimme a 'W'
Gimme an 'A'
Gimme an 'R'
Gimme a 'D'
Gimme an 'S'
What's that spell?
What's that spell?
One more time:
They be blue eyed devils?
The missing, if crucial bit of information, is what did the ethics staff do that was not illegal or unethical that would yet cause everyone to recuse themselves. May we not have any of the facts the underpin the shenanigans?
Of course not...secrecy rules at the Court of King Obama.
It’s time for another party at the White House...
It’s the Republican way.
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