Washington (CNN) - In a highly unusual move, every Republican member of the House ethics committee issued a statement Tuesday blasting the Democratic chairwoman for "stalling" on making a decision on whether to hold trials for New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters before November's election.
"Members of the Committee have repeatedly expressed their willingness and desire to move forward with public trials of these matters and have repeatedly made themselves available to the Chairwoman for October settings. In past Congresses, Committee Members have returned to Washington during a recess in an effort to conclude pressing Ethics matters," said the statement, signed by ranking Republican Jo Bonner and the four other GOP lawmakers on the committee.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who invited Stephen Colbert to testify before her subcommittee, slipped out before we could talk to her.
Her spokesman says she ran to catch a flight at Dulles airport.
The only on the record comment his from Lofgren spokesman Pedro Ribeiro is "the hearing stands on its own."