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Waters Wants Probe Of Ethics Committee

From a cheering Politico:

Maxine Waters wants House to scope Ethics panel

By: Jonathan Allen
December 7, 2010

Rep. Maxine Waters will try to turn the tables on the Ethics Committee Tuesday by calling on the House to launch an investigation into the panel’s suspension of two staff lawyers, including the lead attorney in the pending case against the California Democrat.

In a harshly worded privileged resolution accusing the committee of denying her due process by postponing her trial and conducting business in a way that invites "public ridicule" and "contempt for the ethics process," Waters will ask the House to vote on creating a bipartisan task force to probe the decision to place Morgan Kim and Stacy Sovereign on indefinite administrative leave.

Her resolution would force the task force to report back its findings before the end of the current Congress in a few weeks.

We need to remember to demand a thorough investigation of the police and judges, the next time we are ever brought up on charges.

Waters has long sought to discredit the ethics process, and her team clearly sees an opening to show that her case has been mishandled.

Hasn’t Mr. Rangel’s recent wrist slap discredited the House’s ethics process enough?

Ethics Committee staff director Blake Chisam tried to fire Sovereign and Kim, who was leading the Waters investigation, on Nov. 19. But committee rules preclude unilateral dismissal of nonpartisan aides, and they were instead suspended.

For the record, Mr. Chisam is also the same worthy who found "no evidence of corruption" in Charlie Rangel’s actions, back in November.

The committee postponed Waters’ trial, originally scheduled for Nov. 29, shortly thereafter, citing new information that could impact the allegations against her, including e-mail correspondence involving Waters’ chief of staff and grandson, Mikael Moore

Really, Ms. Waters is no more guilty of corruption than she is of nepotism.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Waters Wants Probe Of Ethics Committee”

  1. proreason says:

    This woman, more than any other person, exemplifies Affirmative Action.

    A person incapable of even keeping, no matter balancing, a checkbook rules over CEO’s of the most sophisticated financial companies in world history.

    And her most important activity is stealing from them.

    It’s as if your rogue teenager somehow managed to gain control of your family’s finances and other activities.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    So, so stereotypical.
    Owww! Police brutality! I done been set up!
    If you don’t like the stereotype, don’t be the stereotype!

  3. River0 says:

    She’s Charlie Rangel in a skirt. This is pathetic beyond words, and reeks of D.C. Beltway hubris and mendacity. She’s doing the GOP, Tea Partiers, and all true conservatives a huge favor by being the very poster-child of perfidy. Every Democrat with brains knows she’s a millstone around their neck. Go Maxine! You go girl!

  4. artboyusa says:

    “including e-mail correspondence involving Waters’ chief of staff and grandson, Mikael Moore…” Huh? “Mikael?” Is that pronounced “Michael” or “Mick-A-el” or what? If we can decide for ourselves how words are spelled why don’t we burn all the dictionaries and return to a pre-literate society where alle ye spellinges be ay mattre uf indeeviduwal choyce? Achooally, givin ye stayte uf ye edukation ssistm weere all most theyre alreddy.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      “why don’t we burn all the dictionaries and return to a pre-literate society”


      I’m pretty sure that Maxine and her kind have already done so.

  5. wardmama4 says:

    Isn’t this the proverbial pot calling the kettle black? Oops my bad, how racist of me.

  6. canary says:

    Maxine Waters is guilty of ridiculing the public with witch craft.

  7. Chuckk says:

    I’m in favor of anything that gets her ugly face off the front page of the news.

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