Rep. Maxine Waters Charged With Violating House Rules

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On Monday, the House Ethics committee had announced that Californian Democrat Representative Maxine Waters violated several House rules. A trial is scheduled this fall on three charges of ethics offenses focusing on Waters actions of requesting federal help from a bank where his husband has stocks and had been on the board of directors. The said panel however did not release the precise charges that will be given to her.

Waters was accused of violating the following rules:

  1. House members should not exert offensive influence that will help them gain personal benefit
  2. Government Employees should not grant or accept favors involving employees or family members which can be seen as influencing official actions.
  3. Members’ conduct should always reflect creditably on the house.

The representative had declared her plans of opposing those charges which means that the panel will need to hold a public trial. Waters’ case had been announced just days after Rep. Charles Range was indicted for 13 charges which include failure to disclose accounts of his assets, late payment of federal taxes and inappropriate use of a funded New York apartment as his campaign office. The former House Ways and Means Committee chairman will also be facing a trial this fall after serving for almost 40 years.

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