The Los Angeles Times reports that Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) faces ethics allegations stemming from her efforts to help a bank with ties to her husband. A source close to Representative Waters indicates that she intends to contest the charges in a House trial. More information on this matter may be released Monday.
The other Democratic Representative facing ethics charges and a possible House trial is Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), the former chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Representative Rangel faces a possible House trial on thirteen ethics charges that were disclosed last Thursday in a rare public hearing of the House Ethics Committee.