Far Left Rep. Maxine Waters Charged on Three Ethics Counts
Rep. Maxine Waters told Morning Joe back in October 2009 that Charles Rangel was not the only crook…
“We all suffer from disclosure issues.”
Via Breitbart TV:
She wasn’t kidding.
Today Rep. Maxine Waters was charged with three counts of violating House rules. The far left representative influenced a $12 million bail-out in which she had a close business interest.
The Hill reported:
The House ethics committee said Monday it has charged Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with three counts of violating House rules and the federal ethics code.
Waters is accused of using her position to help secure Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds for OneUnited Bank, in which her husband, a former bank board member, owned a sizable amount of stock.
Waters, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, is accused of violating a House rule that requires members to behave in a way that reflects “creditably” on the chamber. The committee argues that by trying to obtain assistance for OneUnited, she directly benefited herself by acting to preserve the value of her husband’s stock holdings.
She is also accused of violating the “spirit” of a House rule prohibiting the use of a lawmaker’s position for his or her own financial gain and a government code of ethics statute that bans the dispersal of special favors.