October 7th, 2010
05:45 PM ET
12 years ago

House ethics hearings on Rangel, Waters will be after elections

Washington (CNN) - The House ethics committee will hold trial-like hearings on allegations against two Democratic members - Rep. Charles Rangel of New York and Rep. Maxine Waters of California - after the November 2 congressional elections in which both are running, the panel's chairwoman announced Thursday.

A statement by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-California, who chairs the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, said the adjudication hearing for Rangel would be on November 15, and one for Waters would be on November 29.


Filed under: Charlie Rangel • Maxine Waters
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rachel

    Shocking I tell you shocking ethics trail After the election and if found guilty will they be removed if they win their races?

    October 7, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Brigham

    In Nancy Pelosi's words, "The most ethical Congress ever". Thats a real laugh. Whats even funnier is Democrats never admit ethical errors and leave but stay to fight staying in Congress. But hey they vote with Pelosi and she can keep them.

    October 7, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. meg

    I vote not GUITY.

    October 7, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Good, no one is above the law! I ask when will we, the People, demand that charges are brought against Mr. Bush & Mr. Cheney for breaking the Law of our Constitution by allowing TORTURE of POW's in secret foreign prisons?

    October 7, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    And so be it!!! This would not stop the RepubliCAN'Ts from talking about it and spinning it!

    When this first broke – both Waters and Rangel wanted a speedy trial to get it in the past – that did not happen – so now it will take place in the FUTURE, after the election!

    DEMOCRATS – stay clear of distractions and concentrate on the BASE and UNITING it to get out and VOTE!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!

    October 7, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    Nothing can hurt Rangel: Harlem loves him just the way he is. Obama displayed amazing naïvete to knock Rangel's power there.
    Waters–who knows about her.

    October 7, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  7. Tim in Omaha

    If the accused were Republicans, do you really think they would have waited until AFTER the election?

    October 7, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. barry

    Rangel, Watters, Pelosi, Reid, Obama they're all crooks. American people are smart and will move Dems out of the way in Nov. So long suckers!

    October 7, 2010 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |