Representative Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) has 600,000 ethical questions that seem to point toward corruption. The Honorable Waters is no stranger to ethics complaints, this making the 3rd in her years in office. This time it is her daughter’s employment for over half a million dollars that is bringing the questions. Nepotism exists in politics as in all facets of life, but the Congress has certain rules on appearance of propriety that need to be adhered to. I think she may have missed this briefing.
As Written By Onan Coca for the Constitution:
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 state 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…..
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