Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California:
"The House of Representatives has a well established ethics process, which should be allowed to proceed without prejudging. Although the alleged charges remain unclear, some in the media have sought to indict Congresswoman Waters in clear disregard of her right to a fair and due process. Congresswoman Waters has been a tireless and effective advocate for underrepresented. She continues to be an important voice on those issues and should not have her rights usurped by politicians or the press."