August 13th, 2010
08:10 AM ET
12 years ago

Waters to make her case to reporters on ethics charges

(CNN) - Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, who is under investigation by the House ethics committee, will personally plead her case to reporters in a 10 a.m. news conference on Capitol Hill Friday.

The 10-term congresswoman is alleged to have helped steer federal bailout money to a bank in which her husband had a financial stake.

In an appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Tuesday, Water said she has not been given due process and that she "will not be a sacrificial lamb for anyone."

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soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Ron in california

    You know how to tell when a politician is lying??? Their lips are moving. I am amazed at how many politicians who are supposed to be smart people come up with lame reasons for what they did wrong and expect peopele to say Oh! OK. Same thing with Rangel, Ensign, Vitter, et al. These people are corrupt and need to go home.

    August 13, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  2. Stan

    Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel should bow out gracefully.

    They are hurting the Democratic Party.

    August 13, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. Ben

    Maxine Waters is one of the most corrupt politicians there is. Time for the old hag to go.

    August 13, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Her and Rangel are going to make such a cute couple doing the perp walk together...

    August 13, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. lforlegend

    Make your case to your jurors, go home and stay there.

    August 13, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. j williamson

    It's amazing how those who should know better somehow don't – Ms. Waters seems to be portraying herself as a victim.

    August 13, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  7. Artie

    Making her case to sympathetic ears (reporters) no doubt!

    August 13, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  8. BeverlyNC

    Maxine Waters is a leader of the highest integrity. She is an excellent member of Congress who has done great work for the People over the years. She is intelligent, comes up with common sense solutions, and takes no garbage from Republicans. She calls them out for their hatred of American workers and their constant NO votes on anything and everything that would help workers and job creation.

    Maybe that is why they are targeting her......I have no doubt she is totally innocent all of charges. This is a Republican political ploy just before the elections.

    Republicans are getting desperate and their nastiness and lies will get worse the closer we get to election time. Just ignore them and vote for the Democrats. They are the ONLY ones doing any work and delivering solutions to restore our nation they destroyed.

    You got get them Maxine!

    August 13, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. Enough

    Yup her case and excuse is going to be the race card. She is a crook just like the rest of them and needs to go. We are sick and tired of race being an excuse for their bad behavior. A crook is a crook and being black is no excuse.

    August 13, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  10. Water needs to resign

    Democratic scoundrels and cheats like Waters, Rangel, and Geithner need to understand that Americans hold them to a higher standard than not having been found guilty of a felonly. It is despicable that these three have not all resigned -– The Obama Administration and the Democratic House majority look like crooks and hoodlums to the rest of the world, This is NOT Change; the is SHAME

    August 13, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  11. Keith in Austin

    Just another ultra-liberal windbag and poster girl for term limits!

    August 13, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  12. Dave

    Seems like she has been walking in muddy waters!

    August 13, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  13. phoenix86

    Waters is the typical democrat: Hypocrital, unethical, untruthfull, and corrupt.

    Vote her back to the streets.

    August 13, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  14. Steve (the real one)

    Thats nice. Are the reporters going to try or defend you at your trial? I think not! Concerned about due process? That will come at your trial. Remember Rangle's cocky "bring it on" attitude? Where did that go? Perhaps he did not quite account for the dem calls for his resignation? Is ths racial? The Dems are the majority you know and according to them the only racists are the GOP/Tea party!! Let's see if either one plays that card! If so, they are lying 'cause dems aren't racists, right?

    August 13, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  15. D-corruption

    Waters should have been gone long ago. Only in LA/CA can such a union-backed crook hold office. Wait, I forgot Rangel... and Frank, Dodd, Boxer, Pelosi, Reid,...

    Just vote these jokes out of office.

    (Both parties have their crooks, but at least the repubican voters have been purging their crooks in the primaries. Democrats have held on to theirs.)

    August 13, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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