Skip to comments.Decision Near on Waters Ethics Case [corrected title]
Posted on 07/29/2010 5:49:37 PM PDT by MrZippy2k
A House ethics subcommittee has completed its investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and could announce its next steps before lawmakers leave town for the August recess Friday, according to sources familiar with the process.
The committee is in discussions with Waters about the case, in which investigators looked at whether she broke House rules by improperly intervening with federal officials on behalf of a local bank, OneUnited Bank, that her husband owned stock in and once sat on the board of directors. Its not clear yet what would be contained in a Statement of Alleged Violations if the investigative subcommittee determines she acted improperly.
Waters has denied any wrongdoing, saying she had no influence over Bush administration officials and that she appropriately advocated on behalf of minority-owned banks.
Waters is the second prominent African-American under the ethics microscope this week. The trial of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, is scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon.
It is extremely rare for a lawmaker to fight ethics committee charges in front of an adjudicative subcommittee, which makes recommendations for punishment to the full House.
But, Waters could also follow that route if she is not able to reach an agreement with the ethics committee and it chooses to release a Statement of Alleged Violations against her.
The committee could also admonish her not to repeat her actions a move that would not bring a House action, as is required for more serious sanctions such a reprimand, censure or expulsion.
The committee could also announce it is dismissing the case, which was forwarded by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. But sources familiar with the ethics case say thats not likely.
Oh this is going to be good.I cant wait.Bring on the popcorn and I hate popcorn.
I don’t consider myself racist, but is it just me or is every black democrat congressperson completely corrupt? What on Earth?
More due to they represent such monolothic districts they can do and say anything and still be reelected.
Hastings of Fl ring a bell
Is it against the law for her to have named every public building, school, post office, and bridge in her district after herself?
I think it's in their DNA. Not only do they get what they can from elective office, they take advantage of each other any time they can.
They are untouchable because of the race card. This didn't start yesterday; think Ron Dellums, think Adam Clayton Powell.
Anytime a politician gets above the fear of being fired by his constituents, look for trouble. Example, Teddy the Swimmer.
I could list others. But it's been done already.
I would welcome the same findings in her case as in Rangel’s. Probably more so. It would be great not to have to see her face in Congress ever again.
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“I dont consider myself racist, but is it just me or is every black democrat congressperson completely corrupt? What on Earth?”
No, just the ones that didn’t fall off when Guam capsized.
Queen P promises most ethical congress in history,,,,
I think Harold Ford Jr was a straight guy, but he’s not in office any more. The Democratic Party certainly disowned him when he tried to run for Senate in New York state.
Remember that Nancy also said for the voters to hold the Rats accountable if they didn’t do what they promised.
That time is here.
I’d rather just guillotine them and be done with the mess.
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