Near the end of March, we reported that longtime Democrat leader Alcee Hastings (D-FL) had become embroiled in a corruption scandal that saw him paying his girlfriend over $2.5 Million over the last 20 years.
Hastings’ girlfriend was his highest paid employee, even though she was not among his closest or most important staff members.
Now, news is breaking that another popular Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been discovered in a similarly troubling ethical conundrum.
The Washington Free Beacon is reporting that Karen Waters has been paid over $600K by her mother since 2006:
The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) was paid nearly $70,000 by her mother’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle.
Karen Waters has been on the payroll of her mother’s campaign committee, Citizens for Waters, since 2006. She has pulled in more than $600,000 for her services since that time…
Karen pulled in $65,287 overseeing the slate mailer operation in 2016, making her the third-largest recipient of Waters campaign funds that cycle. Karen, together with her firm Progressive Connections, has received over $600,000 in payments from the Waters campaign since 2006.
This isn’t the first time that Waters has gotten herself into ethical hot water, in fact, it’s happened several different times over the almost 30 years she’s been in Congress.
In 2010, Waters was brought up on three separate charges by her colleagues in the House, even after Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) warned her against getting involved in advocating for a bank in which she had financial interest.
The panel said Waters, who sits on the Financial Services Committee, broke a House rule requiring members to behave in a way that reflects “creditably” on the chamber. The committee said that by trying to assist OneUnited, she stood to benefit directly, because her husband owned a sizable amount of stock that would have been “worthless” if the bank failed.
The committee also accused Waters of violating the “spirit” of a House rule prohibiting lawmakers from using their positions for financial gain, as well as a government ethics statute banning the dispensing of “special favors.”
The point is, no one should be surprised by Waters’ current difficulties because it is simply more of the same from someone who always seems to find herself in ethically questionable situations.
Me Here.....This is funny. The same lady calling for President Trump to be impeached, is so unethical that she should be tossed out of the US House.
I have learned over the many years that when ever you hear a Democrat complaining like this, they are many times telling the truth about themselves!
I guess for Congresswoman Waters she believes ethics are for Republicans and the little people. Maybe because she is a minority, she thinks rules don't apply to her. If anyone dares to challenge her, she will just call them a racist. Then with the race card played, the problem will not be investigated.
Remember that several years before the banking crisis of 2008, Maxine Waters and Barney Frank testified before Congress that everything was fine with Fannie and Freddie Mae banking. Both stated that there wasn't a problem. Both were and would continue to do just fine.
So Maxine, I think it is way past time for you to resign from Congress. You are and always have been a crook. America is far better off without you hate, bigotry, and corruption!