Getting Ugly

It’s an election year for the House Ethics Committee, too. Democrats on the committee were completely blindsided yesterday when committee Republicans released a statement demanding the ethics cases of Reps. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) be heard before the midterm elections. A senior Democratic aide accuses the Republicans of timing the announcement for when committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) was on a flight from DC back home to her district.