Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Attempted to Bail Herself Out

Another day, another corrupt Democrat:

Top federal regulators say they were taken aback when they learned that a California congresswoman who helped set up a meeting with bankers last year had family financial ties to a bank whose chief executive asked them for up to $50 million in special bailout funds.

Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, requested the September meeting on behalf of executives at OneUnited, one of the nation’s largest black-owned banks. Ms. Waters’s husband, Sidney Williams, had served on the bank’s board until early last year and has owned at least $250,000 of its stock…

… Ms. Waters declined on Tuesday to comment on the meeting, or to say whether her husband still owned shares of OneUnited. Her staff released two letters that showed the meeting had been initially called to discuss industry concerns broadly.

Ms. Waters, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, did not disclose her ties to OneUnited to Treasury officials, who said they learned of them only later.

Anyone on the left see anything wrong here? I mean, a powerful member of the House majority sets up a meeting where an attempt is made to get federal cash to a financial institution she has a stake in – is this the “hope and change” you liberals were hoping for?

I don’t expect much from you on the left, of course. Waters is one of the kooks who thinks that the CIA started the crack trade in the United States in order to deliberately harm the black community – with that sort of lunacy in her record, the fact that she keeps getting re-elected shows just how impervious liberals are to reason.