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. Old Farmboy

    She's going to plead her case to reporters??? What the ........ Oh well, I'm sure the press will find some way to blame it on Bush.

    August 13, 2010 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  2. JES

    You and Rangle are a perfect pair.

    Just resign and go on to your retirement that is better than most Americans get that the tax payers pay for.

    August 13, 2010 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  3. Terry - California

    Gosh, I kept asking TARP Management to fund my little bank. If I thought I could have gotten Representative Waters to twist a few arms at TARP Headquarters, I would be a banker today.

    August 13, 2010 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. Sue

    You go Maxine-–you and Charlie both---keep running your mouths.

    This could not have happened at a better time.

    Blago, Charlie, and Maxine-–should be paid by the RNC for their assistance in bringing down the socialist/marxist Obama Democrats.

    August 13, 2010 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  5. Doraine Gordon

    What abnout Eric Cantor's wife? She sits on the board at some large bank and they got a load of stimulus money. Why doesn't the ethics committee g after him? This whole thing is an effort by the Republicans to make the Democrats look bad in the upcoming election. Well, this time it is about money, not SEX.

    August 13, 2010 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  6. what a joke

    This greed runs rampant in congress today. Vote all the bum's out.

    August 13, 2010 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  7. GOP has it all over Dems on Ethics

    While Waters and Rangle rant and rave and show their disdain for ethics, President Bush is quietly greeting returning soldiers in Texas. Obama and the Dems constantly critize George Bush - this behavior is despicable as Reverend Sharpton would say -or if Harry Reid were to describe it in his skin tone language – two corrupt black politicians and a black President supporting them both -- and a former white President showing quiet respect fot eh military. There will be a choice at the mide terms : Democratic arrogance, corruption and greed versus GOP leadership. No contest

    August 13, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Where's the story on Vitter and Ensign???

    August 13, 2010 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  9. jim

    These Congresswomen have their own definition of what ethics are and most people think Waters is not carrying a full bucket when it comes to honesty.

    August 13, 2010 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  10. Unbelievable

    She needs to plead her case at trial, not in the press. She and her buddy Charlie both need to go.

    August 13, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  11. Jim El Paso Tx

    TEN TERMS!!!!! Dump her:)

    August 13, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  12. diridi

    No making cases....whether Dem or Rep. Just send her home if found does not matter, whether senator, or congress man...just pass Term Limits on Senate, and congress man...all representatives of people elects...okay..

    August 13, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  13. November 2010

    Nancy Pelosi thinks shes running the "most ethical congress in history" soon before anyone plays the race card on this one.

    August 13, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  14. Dean DC

    Guess what Waters, Kilpatrick, Conyers, Jefferson, and Rangel all have in common?

    Yes they are all DEMoncats, Yes all liberals, yes all CBC members, yes all race baiters, yes all ethically devoid.
    Make your voice heard Nov 2. Stem the red tide and save the USA from these types.

    August 13, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  15. G

    Put her in Jail.....what she did was corrupt and illegal and if a regular citizen did this they would be on trial. She needs to resign and face charges. I've been disappointed in both parties lately but obviously with the Dems in charge they've proven themselves to dominate the corruption head lines. She should be in jail, Rangel should be in jail, Tim Gietner should be in Jail, Rod Blagoiovich...etc etc. There is a growing Democratic culture of corruption.

    August 13, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  16. ed fl

    I feel sure that a few Politicians in the house will be shaking in their Hose or socks [depending on their own behaviour] when representative Waters start her campaign with reporters this afternoon. Many if not all have someone or something in their closet that might blow them up.Integrity and honesty are 2 key words [politicians like to use when describing themselves but when the Daylight comes their darkest deeds MIGHT come out. Amerca is waiting to see who is next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 13, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  17. AJ

    Our elected representatives need to be held to a higher standard than they are now. I love Maxine but she needs to go. She needs to admit that what she did was wrong, she needs to bow out gracefully and she needs to show Americans that politicians can put the good of the nation ahead of self interest. Instead, she'll most likely fight on, make a mockery of the notion of an "ethical" congress and continue to behave as she always has. Its a shame but as the American electorate refuses to hold our leaders accountable,nothing will likely change.

    August 13, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  18. False conspiracy fears are GOP Taliban tactics

    Notice that the democrats do not try to change rules like the republicans did to protect their darling of dance, twinkletoes DeLay. Republican justice takes longer for the likes of Delay, Hastert, Ensign, Vitter, Hoekstra, King.

    August 13, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  19. gt

    lets see what kind of excuse aunt ester comes up with,, i am sure its a race thing..... retire ol lady and go back to south la and watch sanford and sons reruns...

    August 13, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  20. Terry from West Texas

    Unless she reveals evidence that has not yet been mentioned, I think it's time for this lady to retire. We have one political party that is completely corrupt, namely the Republicans.

    Our other political party – the Democrats – are a grab bag of career politicians who blow with the wind, closet Conservatives, absolutely spineless cowards, and a few people who are trying to solve America's problems. The Democrats aren't much, God knows, but they're all we've got. Off with her head!

    August 13, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  21. Gale

    Yep, Democrat's the name, and I will take no blame!

    August 13, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  22. mother and sister of soldiers

    Of course she did no wrong.....just like Rangel. At what point will this country return to taking responsibility for their actions? It's infected our society from the top down to those on welfare who blame everyone one else for their plight.

    August 13, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  23. Buster

    According to maxine waters, her financial misconduct is a result of racism. Go figure.

    August 13, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  24. Willy Brown

    Another crooked democrat. How surprising....

    August 13, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  25. Nelson, Colorado Springs Co

    America needs Term limits

    August 13, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
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