08/04/2010 10:58 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

House's Top Democratic Cop Promises To 'Vigorously' Investigate Ethics Charges Against Fellows Dems

WASHINGTON -- Representative Zoe Lofgren's introduction to malfeasance in Washington came nearly four decades ago when she was a 26-year-old House aide assigned to help draft one of the articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon.


Now she is immersed in another ethics confrontation -- this time as chairwoman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, which could soon be conducting two public trials of lawmakers accused of improper conduct, Representatives Charles B. Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California, both Democrats.

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