Via The Hill:
The media should investigate the racial views of conservative activists like the ones who descended on Washington last weekend, one liberal congresswoman said Wednesday.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it’s not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.
“I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed,” Waters told the liberal Bill Press Radio show in a podcast. “I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers.”
“What I’m looking for is the very people who carry the signs who are referring to the policies in very, very strange ways like ‘Obamacare’ and ‘Barry Obamacare with Kennedy,’” she said. “What I’ve been interested in is hearing from those people that everybody’s referring to — everybody on the Mall, in the rally.”
Downright creepy – and chilling.
Of course, it would be easy enough to, in turn, call for a probe of Waters’ views on white people to determine whether or not she’s a racist – but it would be a waste of time, considering that it’s well-known that she is.
Now, it could be that Waters’ call for media “investigations” into the “racial views” of opponents of Obama’s agenda is all an attempt at distracting from a Congressional Ethics Panell investigation already underway on three Democrat House members, one of them being her:
The House ethics committee revealed Wednesday it is investigating allegations involving three lawmakers in unrelated incidents.
The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, commonly known as the ethics panel, issued separate statements Wednesday identifying inquiries into Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.).
A statement issued by the ethics committee said each of the investigations is ongoing, but the panel will defer its efforts in Jackson’s case in light of an ongoing Justice Department inquiry.
Each of the investigations was referred to the ethics committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics, although the ethics panel noted in its statement that it had previously begun its own investigation into Jackson.
The ethics committee did not indicate what allegations it is examining involving Waters, but a series of news reports earlier this year questioned the California lawmaker’s role in the decision to provide $12 million in federal bailout funds to OneUnited Bank, where her husband, Sidney Williams, had served on the board and owned a minimum of $500,000 in stock in 2007.
Waters’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but earlier this year denied any wrongdoing in advocating on behalf of “minority and community banks,” in a statement to the Associated Press.
As reported in March by the Los Angeles Times, the California lawmaker, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, arranged a September 2008 meeting between OneUnited Bank’s chief executive, other financial institutions and Treasury Department officials.
The newspaper quoted a former Treasury official who attended the meeting as saying that it was intended to focus broadly on problems facing minority-owned banks, but instead focused primarily on OneUnited Bank.
“I had no influence on what Bush administration officials in the Treasury Department or other departments did,” Waters said in the March statement.
So, like, when was it that Pelosi was finally going to start “draining the swamp,” again?