Maxine Waters has been making a lot of noises about impeaching President Trump lately. But maybe Congresswoman Waters is the one who ought to be impeached. Why? How about we start here.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show.
Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother's campaign.
Karen is in charge of a "slate mailer" operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters' federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician.
A candidate pays Citizens for Waters from their own political committees for her endorsement. If a candidate that she endorses does not directly pay her campaign committee, they must credit their own committee with in-kind contributions from Waters.
It's a very convenient setup and Waters isn't the only one who funnels money to friends and family. But it's also one of those "swampy" practices that ought to be stopped. The Dems have put Waters forward as their standard bearer for impeachment. Anyone taking on that role ought to be cleaner than clean rather than dirtier than dirt.