How The Newest Classified Emails Show State Is Defending Hillary Clinton
This latest batch of emails is an attempt the State to sabotage the case against Hillary Clinton, not help it.Read More »
That’s what the Washington Post reports, at least (H/T: The Daily Caller). To refresh people’s memories: Rep. Waters used her position on the House Financial Services Committee to intervene on behalf of OneUnited Bank, which happens to be a bank with a personal connection with Waters. The case was set to go in September, only to be delayed at the last second. It will be looked at in the next Congress, much to the displeasure of Democrats.
Highlights from the WaPo article:
It’s that last bullet point that most suggests incompetence, rather than malice; if Rep. Lofgren had been attempting to deliberately muck up the proceedings she probably would have been less obviously gobsmacked when Rep. Waters decided to play chicken with the Ethics committee. Admittedly, Lofgren could have been trying to sabotage the case and was later unpleasantly surprised to find out that Waters wasn’t prepared to accept any punishment for her ethical lapses; but the simplest solution is often the correct one. And it doesn’t get much simpler than “the current class of Congressional Democrats have all the administrative and legislative acumen of moldy milk bottles.”
But the point is, as they say, moot. Waters will be investigated by the 112th Congress, no doubt accompanied by her shrill cries of ‘racism!’ – and on an endless loop. Such is life.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*There is some indication that Zoe Lofgren will not be Ranking Member on Ethics next year. If so, this case and the Rangel disaster are probably the reasons why.