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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:59 PM

Maxine Waters: After 1000 Days and $1.3 Million, Most Powerful Black Woman in Congress Exonerated

Source: Politic 365

Maxine Waters: After 1000 Days and $1.3 Million, Most Powerful Black Woman in Congress Exonerated

2 hours ago | Also Featured in National News Politics Lauren Victoria Burke

After nearly three years and over a million dollars spent, the House Ethics Committee has exonerated Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in the matter of a seemingly never ending ethics investigation that has featured many twists and turns.

The Waters probe has included an outside counsel and six members of the Committee recusing themselves from the investigation. In general terms, the way the investigation proceeded featured several unprecedented moments — particularly with regard to hiring an outside counsel at taxpayer expense.

Rep. Waters sat with her husband, Sidney Williams, and her Chief of Staff, who is also her grandson, Mikhail Moore, testified to the committee. Ethics Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced the exoneration yet indicated the three plus year investigation may continue on Waters’ chief of staff.

Waters is currently the most senior and most powerful Black female member of Congress. She is set to become either the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee or the Chairwoman of the committee, depending on whether Democrats win control of the House.



Read more: http://politic365.com/2012/09/21/after-1000-days-and-one-million-dollars-most-powerful-black-women-in-congress-is-exonerated/



During the joint session of Congress to certify the 2000 Election Results, many African American members of Congress raised objections about the fraud and misconduct involved in the electoral process in Florida. Needing the signature of just one senator to open up debate on the results of the election, no senator came forward:

"Not a single Senator came to the aid of the African Americans in Congress. One after another they were told to sit down and shut up." - Michael Moore narrating Fahrenheit 9/11.

"The objection is in writing and I don't CARE that it is not signed by a member of the Senate!" - Maxine Waters (D - CA), as seen in 'Fahrenheit 911,' elected in November 2002 to her seventh term in the House of Representatives.

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Reply Maxine Waters: After 1000 Days and $1.3 Million, Most Powerful Black Woman in Congress Exonerated (Original post)
Hissyspit Sep 2012 OP
Hutzpa Sep 2012 #1
goclark Sep 2012 #2
closeupready Sep 2012 #3
heaven05 Sep 2012 #4
SaveAmerica Sep 2012 #14
Scuba Sep 2012 #5
KoKo Sep 2012 #6
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YOHABLO Sep 2012 #10
mother earth Sep 2012 #11
rachel1 Sep 2012 #12
Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 #13

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:06 PM

1. Hang in there Maxine

payback will be a mu*&a*a.

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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. Thrilled to hear this ~ hang in there Maxine

She was a strong voice in the early years and this issue has caused her to not be as "visible." I'm sure the Thugs enjoyed that a lot.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:13 PM

3. I {heart} Maxine Waters!

K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:29 PM

4. ok

after reading the article and seeing how all the white representatives who were repug/thugs under suspicion but were not even investigated, yet a host of African-American democratic party representatives were put under investigation, I ask myself why should I be surprised. Any nation, that as policy, annihilated whole nations of native-american people and then penned the survivors up in 'reservations'(american homelands) in the name of manifest destiny, why should I be surprised or even angry? If this nation, as policy, could enslave a whole race of people in the name of manifest destiny and with christian acquiescence what can I expect from these type of people? Then when that right of enslavement was taken away, a civil war had to be fought for this to be brought about, they separated a whole race of people, by using apartheid racist laws based on that 3/4 human bit, and called it segregation of the inferiors by their superiors. Why should I even wonder why there is so much racial hate in this land of ours. I could go into the homophobia, subjugation of women, birth certificate, clandestine meetings to make a black president fail, dog whistling election campaign based on barely disguised racial baiting, but I won't.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:28 PM

14. Well said

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:58 PM

5. Now, how does she get her reputation back?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:18 PM

6. Good News!

Repugs retribution goes down on this one. But, Don Seigelman is back in jail. And many fine Dem Congressmen were redistricted out of their seats by Repugs in this election.

Much work left to be done.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:35 PM

7. She is on the top

of my hero list. At a candidate breakfast 2 years ago, I had my picture taken w/ her. Have it framed on my desk.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:48 PM

8. By their own committee!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. How many days have the cons spent creating JOBS?

Fast & furious investigation = failure
Maxine Waters investigation = failure
Obama's jobs bill= blocked
Veterans jobs bill= blocked

WTF?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:17 PM

10. I wish she were my representative here GA.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:09 PM

11. Extremely troubling, Maxine Waters is well respected and actually represents the people.

Millions of taxpayer money is wasted on these witch hunts the GOP runs. There must be consequences.

These taxpayer funded vendettas are criminal.

Sweep the rethugs from office.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:09 PM

12. She was innocent from day one and now

she's finally been exonerated.

It's about damned time.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:23 PM

13. Good news!

I LOVE Maxine! I'll never forget her impassioned pleas during the Theft of the Presidency in 2000 AND her standing up defending Bill Clinton during the Blue Dress Witch Hunts. She's a courageous women who will not be intimidated. I absolutely love that in a representative. I wish she was my representative.

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