Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California has chosen to face a House ethics trial rather than accept a finding of wrongdoing by the House ethics committee, according to a source familiar with the process.
The ethics committee has been looking into whether Waters violated any House rules when she helped arrange a meeting in September 2008 between a bank she and her husband had ties to financially and Treasury Department officials.
The bank was seeking federal assistance. Waters is a senior member of the House Financial Services committee.
Waters met with the House ethics committee Wednesday evening, but she declined to comment to CNN when she left the meeting.
If Waters' trial goes forward, she would be undergoing the same sort of procedure begun just this week for another prominent House Democrat, Rep. Charles Rangel of New York.
Earlier: House investigators back reprimand for Rangel
Nancy said she would drain the swamp – two years of investigations, the dems are caught red-handed. She's kept her promise and it will continue.
In another two years the investigations of Ensign and Vitter should be finished. Republicans can relish the dems going thru hell now - their hell is in time for the 2012 elections.
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa
Run sara run
Spill baby spill