After a week of staying off the radar and away from television cameras and reporters camped outside her office, ABC News confirms that Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will address ethics charges with reporters on Capitol Hill Friday morning at 10 a.m.
Waters will be joined by her chief of staff Mikael Moore, who is also her grandson. Waters is expected to read a prepared statement in front of cameras, followed by a presentation conducted by Moore refuting the statement of alleged violations issued by the Ethics Committee earlier this month.
After the 32-year-old Moore’s presentation concludes, television cameras will be asked to leave for an on-the-record, but off-camera Q & A session with both Waters and Moore. Waters had considered holding the meeting with reporters earlier in the week, but those plans were put on hold after embattled Rep. Charles Rangel, Democrat of New York, went to the House floor Tuesday to deliver an impassioned speech defending himself against his own 13 alleged ethics violations.
RANGEL, WATERS AND ETHICS