A day after the House Ethics Committee recommended the punishment of censure for Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), the panel has scrapped a second ethics trial due to start Nov. 29. In a short statement issued by the committee, the panel has evidently found some new evidence - it was not clear whether it favored Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) or not - which means there will be further investigation in the matter.
Here is the statement of the committee:
STATEMENT OF THE CHAIR AND
RANKING REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT
REGARDING REPRESENTATIVE MAXINE WATERS
November 19, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pursuant to Committee Rules 7(d) and 7(g), the Chair and Ranking
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Committee) released the following
The Committee voted to recommit the matter regarding
Representative Maxine Waters to the investigative subcommittee due to materials
discovered that may have had an effect on the investigative subcommittee's
transmittal to the Committee.
As a result, the adjudicatory subcommittee no longer
has jurisdiction over this matter and the adjudicatory hearing previously
scheduled for November 29, 2010, will not be held.