The House ethics committee announced Thursday that Rangel’s trial will begin Nov. 15 and Waters’s will start Nov. 29.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who chairs the panel, made the decision unilaterally after Republicans publicly balked last week about the delay in setting the schedule and argued the trials should be held before the November midterms.
There's no doubt that a lame-duck session of Congress will be the fairest way to "drain the swamp". There's no sense confusing the public with trials before the election, and it certainly would be wrong to wait until January when a Republican majority is expected to take over the House. The only question remaining is: which comedian will Lofgren appoint as judge for the ethics trials? I nominate John Stewart.