With the current lame-duck Congressional session coming to a close, I suspect that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is having an increasing number of sleepless nights. When Congress returns after the first of the year the House will be dominated by a Republican majority with a Republican Speaker and a House Ethics Committee chaired by a Republican.
This set of circumstances does not bode well for Rep. Waters’s pending case which has been stalled in the House Ethics Committee long chaired by fellow Californian Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). It has been reported that Rep. Waters wanted her case resolved during the current lame-duck session with her party dominant in the House, but time has run out for her to secure a partisan inquiry.
Considering the fact that her probe by the Ethics Committee started in 2009 you are likely aware of the details of her case, but if you aren’t, check out this link:
It will be interesting to see if the Republican majority brings some integrity and professionalism to the House Ethics Committee, long notorious for protecting its own when the time comes to pay the piper for one’s transgressions. Only time will tell, but hope springs eternal.