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Another honorable democrat. Wonder if Obama will want to overlook this like Rangle to let her finish off with undeserved dignity?

California congresswoman charged with House ethics violations
By the CNN Wire Staff
August 2, 2010 3:53 p.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) -- A House ethics investigative panel has charged a high-ranking Democratic congresswoman with violating House rules by seeking federal financial assistance for a bank with ties to her husband.
According to the House ethics committee, California Rep. Maxine Waters helped arrange a meeting in September 2008 between a bank she and her husband had ties to financially and Treasury Department officials.
The bank was seeking federal assistance. Waters is a senior member of the House Financial Services committee.
Waters insists she did nothing wrong.
"I have not violated any House rules," she said in a statement released Monday. "I simply will not be forced to admit to something I did not do and instead have chosen to respond to charges made by the [ethics committee] in a public hearing. ... The case against me has no merit."
The announcement by the ethics committee means Waters may now face a trial by committee members tasked with determining whether there is "clear and convincing evidence" she broke congressional rules.
Also facing an ethics committee trial: Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York. Rangel, the former chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has been accused of 13 violations of House rules involving alleged financial wrongdoing and harming the credibility of Congress.
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On the news today that the black caucus are getting involved saying its racism ....here we go folks .,..
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