Waters claims she was just helping a minority owned struggling bank was she has always done, never mind that her husband was a major share holder. Yep, no conflict of interest here.
More from Nancy Pelosi’s Democratc most ethical House of Representative’s ever … California Democrat Maxine Waters was charged with three ethics violation, although she vows to fight them and claims her innocense. The 10 page statement of alleged violations and other documents released Monday sets the stage for a trial by a subcommittee of the ethics panel later this fall. Waters has requested a trial before this years midterm elections.
As Rep. Maxine Waters was warned against interceding on behalf of a bank with ties to her husband, her chief of staff, who is also her grandson, was “actively involved” in working to help the institution, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Monday that accuses the longtime Los Angeles political figure of three ethics violations.
Waters was accused of violating three rules — one that requires its members to “behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House,” a second that prohibits lawmakers from using their influence for personal benefit and a third forbidding the dispensing of favors.
Water’s and Charlie Rangel’s ethics hearings should do wonders for the Democrat brand and image heading into the 2010 midterm elections.