Waters Wants Probe of Ethics Panel

December 8, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — Rep. Maxine Waters, in response to a delay in her ethics trial, will ask the House to investigate the ethics committee’s decision to place two of its lawyers on administrative leave. The personnel action has played a role in the indefinite delay of her case. She introduced a resolution Tuesday that asks for the inquiry, and the House could vote as early as Wednesday. The committee attorneys are still on the payroll, but their absence ensures that Ms. Waters’s demand for a trial this year won’t be met. Both women worked on her case, and one was the lead attorney.

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