Instead of draining the swamp, the House Ethics Committee decided to guzzle the fetid water today. Politico reports that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations for her corrupt cronyism.
Rep. Maxine Waters will not face charges in probe involving improper aid to a minority-owned bank in which her husband owned stock,…
— Roy S. Johnson (@roysj) September 21, 2012
Why drain the swamp when you can let it fester?
Breaking News: House Ethics Committee will not charge Rep. Maxine Waters with any violations.
— POLITICO (@politico) September 21, 2012
#Waters Ethics Comm member tells Moore your grandmother is known as a fighter, minority banks don't have a better fighter than Maxine Waters
— kitty felde (@kittyfeldeDC) September 21, 2012
Maxine Waters won't be charged by ethics committee, per Politico news alert. pic.twitter.com/qdGzkmlM
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) September 21, 2012
— FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio) September 21, 2012
That lady is guilty as sin! RT @politico Breaking News: House Ethics Committee will not charge Rep. Maxine Waters with any violations.
— Seth (@dcseth) September 21, 2012
The House Ethics Committee will not charge Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters with any violations ,Any wonder why Congress is not respected?
— Bill (@BillyBlade) September 21, 2012
House Ethics Committee will not charge Rep. Maxine Waters with any violations via @politico – that's because they are all unethical
— QLIQ (@qliq) September 21, 2012
Take note of the spineless politicians who refuse to charge Maxine Waters. VOTE THEM OUT.
— LoneStar (@Lonestar357) September 21, 2012
More from the Associated Press:
MORE: Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations: http://t.co/rgyV5eqP
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 21, 2012
At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they found no violations in their investigation of allegations she steered a $12 million federal bailout to a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters is a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee.
The committee, however, said Waters’ chief of staff, Mikael Moore, did take actions in Congress in an attempt to help the bank and violated standards of conduct. Moore likely will receive a letter admonishing him for his conduct. but will not face more severe punishment, such as a reprimand, by the full House.
Moore finds the ever-so-strongly worded letter a “difficult pill to swallow.”
Waters CoS Mikael Moore says letter of reproval is "a difficult pill to swallow" because he's "trained to fight to the end."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 21, 2012
Twitchy will update with any breaking developments.
For a reminder of the charges against Waters and her obscene excuses:
==>House Ethics, R.I.P.: Beltway Swamp Queen Maxine Waters gets off scot-free==> http://t.co/sYZ3fgpI
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 21, 2012