Maxine Waters has been in government office for forty years, and she and her family have profited mightily from it.
In 2005, she was added to a liberal watchdog list of one the most corrupt members of Congress. In 2006, she was added to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Report on corruption in D.C. She was added again in 2009 and 2011.
There are several wealthy Congressional members of Congress, but there is one glaring difference…Democrats come in poor and get rich. Republicans are wealthy before they get into politics like President Trump. President Trump works for free and donates his $400,000 salary to charity.
While most Americans lost their shirt during the financial crisis, Representative Maxine Waters (D-Ca) used her position as a senior member of Congress and member of the House Financial Services Committee to meet with OneUnited Bank, according to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Congress. She never disclosed that her husband held stock in the bank. This led to her being listed as one of the most corrupt politicians in D.C.
She contacted then Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and requested a meeting under the guise of advocating for a group of minority owned banks. At the meeting, she advocated only for OneUnited Bank. This is a clear violation of the House conflict of interest rules. Once again a Democrat was never held responsible.
Waters continued to assist OneUnited Bank in their requests for bailout funds to the tune of $12 million. In addition to that, she crafted legislation authorizing Treasury to grant OneUnited’s request.
Waters was scheduled for an ethics trial on November 29, 2010 but the House Ethics Committee postponed it. According to one source when a committee finally was hired to inspect Waters in 2011, “The ethics committee has handled the case against Representative Waters with the maturity of school children,” and nothing came of it. Her grandson took the fall and received nothing more than a reprimand.
Since it was apparent to Waters that she had free reign in her corrupt practices, she made it a family affair and brought in her daughter, Karen. In 2018, Karen received more than $200,000 for heading a slate mailer operation for her mother’s re-election campaign. Karen also collected an additional $108,862 from the committee. They are also slated to pay her $94,000 in additional funds. This committee was funded primarily from the likes of Democratic candidates and judges in California.
Other members of Waters’ family pocketed more than $1 million from businesses and political campaigns affiliated to her campaign.
As if her family profiting from her campaign wasn’t sleazy enough, she doesn’t even live in her district as is required by law. The district she represents has the second highest percentage of African Americans in California, but she lives in a white upper class county with very few African Americans. She continues to profit off of race politics as it’s worked well for her so far.
After Waters made comments such as, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Laura Loomer, Jewish investigative journalist, confronted her in the halls of Congress. Waters refused to answer. Laura Loomer is now a candidate for Congress in the 21st District of Florida, the home of President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago. She’s running against Lois Frankel, good friend of Nancy Pelosi’s. If you want to support a journalist who is willing to take on jihadists and corruption, then please support LauraLoomerforCongress.com