Troubled Waters

House Ethics: Waters Case Can Proceed


The House Ethics Committee investigation against accused swindler Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) will continue now that the panel has concluded that the inquiry has not violated the lawmaker’s rights, the Associated Press reports.

Waters stands accused of directing federal funds to a bank in which her husband holds a financial stake.

The AP reports:

Waters alleged that her rights were violated, in part by delays in the case and also by communications between committee staff and Republican committee members. The allegations led to the extraordinary decision in February by the committee’s five Republicans and the top Democrat to withdraw from the Waters case.

A statement from the acting chairman and acting top Democrat says Waters has been treated fairly.