It's Official: Maxine Waters Charged With Three Ethics Violations

The storied Congresswoman must defend her choices.

Embattled Congresswoman Maxine Waters

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has officially been charged with three ethics violations. The House Ethics Committee says that even as the Los Angeles Democrat was warned against interceding on behalf of a bank with ties to her husband, her chief of staff was "actively involved" in helping OneUnited. Who is her chief of staff? Her grandson. The report accuses the 10-term congresswoman of violating three House rules: one that requires its member 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. We hate to cast aspersions, but isn't that the status quo for Congress? We're not saying she's right for what she is alleged to have done. We're just saying ...

Read more at The Los Angeles Times.

--Nsenga K. Burton


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