"Many members" of Congress suffer from the same disclosure issues as Rep. Charles Rangel (D.N.Y.), one of his allies said Wednesday.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) downplayed the seriousness of allegations against Rangel that he failed to disclose sources of income and pay taxes on some properties, saying that many lawmakers suffer from innocent lapses in judgment when filing mandatory financial disclosure forms.
"I want to tell you, there are many members who, if you go back over all of their records, over all of the years, you're going to find that there were disclosures that were not made," Waters said during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday morning.
No, really: do tell. Just give us a second to get a couple of witnesses, some recording equipment, and an officer of the court or two. We'll be needing names, dates, time of day, and of course any and all accomplices to these... disclosures that were not made. It'll be a thing, and I know just the person to run it, too.
Seriously, why is Rep. Waters left alone to wander through the halls of Congress without supervision? Have the Democrats lost all semblance of professional pride?
Crossposted to Moe Lane.