August 6th, 2010
07:01 AM ET
13 years ago

Maxine Waters pushes for speedy ethics trial

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Rep. Maxine Waters wants her ethics trial to take place before the midterm elections."](CNN) - California Rep. Maxine Waters is pressing the House ethics panel to set her trial date before the midterm elections in November.

"I have made a very public request to come out with the formalized charges and to set up a meeting to hear them," she said Thursday in an interview with KCRW, a public radio station in Santa Monica, California.

"Let's hope that they do it," she said.

The 10-term congresswoman is accused of violating House rules by seeking federal assistance for a bank with financial ties to her husband.

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  1. diridi

    now is the time to pass senate and congress term limits. so that we can get rid of old junk....

    August 6, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  2. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Does this idiot claim the CIA is stopping it or is she blaming Bush for her problems. No personal responsibility here, just another corrupt, unethical, inept, slimy liberal politician lying to her constituents and the country. Heck in the liberal mindset, she probably would make a great candidate for president, after all they did it once......

    August 6, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  3. Dennis in AZ

    This representative is an admitted socialist with a goal of bringing down capitalism in America. If it were up to me, I'd kick her out of Congress just for that, and for ignoring prudent economic policy. But, she's right to defend herself–who else if not her? Let's hope the ethics committee finds a legitimate reason to send her back to California for good.

    August 6, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |