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Minnick continues to use a 'wait-and-see' approach to Waters ethics case

Minnick continues to use a 'wait-and-see' approach to Waters ethics case

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
August 14, 2010
Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
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August 14, 2010

Democrat Walt Minnick, the representative from Idaho's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House, is continuing to urge those involved with the ethics allegations of fellow Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., to take a "wait-and-see" approach.

Waters is accused of arranging special deals with bailout money for a bank in which her husband owned stock.  The California congresswoman, serving her 10th term, has denied any wrongdoing in the case.

In a statement for IdahoReporter.com last week, Minnick's campaign spokesman, John Foster, said his boss would learn more about the Waters' case while he was in D.C. this week to cast his vote on the latest spending bill.  Friday, when queried again about the case, Foster explained that Minnick is going to let the situation play out further before making a final judgement.  ""Walt takes the allegations against Rep. Waters very seriously," said Foster.  "He believes the process should continue so members can learn more and make informed judgments as the case proceeds."

Idaho's other congressman, Republican Mike Simpson, has declined to comment on the case because he sits on one of the panels that could be asked to review the charges against Waters.

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