Ethics Panel Rules Rep. Maxine Waters’ Rights Were Not Violated
The House Ethics Committee ruled on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters’ rights were not violated, paving the way for a ruling on whether she improperly attempted to funnel federal cash to a bank where her husband has a financial interest.
Waters’ allegations that she was being treated unfairly led to everyone on the panel walking away, and a new panel of 6 House members being assigned.
Rep. Waters has vehemently denied that she violated any House rules.
A letter sent to Waters by the acting chairman, Representative Robert Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia, and the acting top Democrat, Representative John Yarmuth of Kentucky, said Martin concluded that Waters’ rights were protected and there was no wrongdoing by lawmakers.
However, the committee did determine that there were unauthorized leaks by both Rep. Waters and committee staff.
Waters’ has repeatedly claimed that the committee did not give her time to prepare her case and delayed the investigation, which began in 2009.
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