Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rangel Charged with Ethics Violations


WASHINGTON — A House investigative committee on Thursday charged New York Rep. Charles Rangel with multiple ethics violations, a blow to the former Ways and Means chairman and an election-year headache for Democrats.

The committee did not immediately specify the charges against the Democrat, who has served in the House for some 40 years and is fourth in House seniority. The announcement by a four-member panel of the House ethics committee sends the case to a House trial, where a separate eight-member panel of Republicans and Democrats will decide whether the violations can be proved by clear and convincing evidence.

The timing of the announcement ensures that it will stretch into the fall campaign, and Republicans are certain to make it an issue as they try to capture majority control of the House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi had once promised to “drain the swamp” of ethical misdeeds by lawmakers in arguing that Democrats should be in charge.

Rangel led the tax-writing Ways and Means panel until he stepped aside last March after the ethics committee criticized him in a separate case — finding that he should have known corporate money was paying for his trips to two Caribbean conferences.

Officials said that in the current case, the committee and Rangel’s attorney tried unsuccessfully to negotiate a settlement. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private discussions. A settlement would have required Rangel to agree that he violated ethics rules.                                                                              It's time they fire this man. And go ahead you liberal POS call me a "Racist". If a Republican would have done this then he or she would have been thrown out on their butts. He is as crooked as they come and the Democratic Party is frigging crooked. I'm sure no one thinks he should stay. In fact it's time to throw all of them out. The whole Congress needs to go. Congress only have an 11% approval rating so stop voting in the incumbent.  This Congress has done nothing but screw up our country and they need to be taught a lesson. Fire them all in Nov and again in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. If Congress Was A Private Sector Business OUR Country Would Be Bankrupt. Oops POOR Example We Are!

    Voting Out All Incubments Might Be The Way To Go Along With Making It A Felony For ANY Lobbist To Contact ANYBODY In Congress During Politicans Career.

    Make Two Terms, Limit Just Like President. I Always beleived Voters Could Make Term Limits But If Its GOOD Enough For Local, State And OUR President Why Not Congress ,The Most Inefficient Of All Elected Offices. Time To Politicans Is Power And Political Power Is What HURTS Citizens Most. Citizen Need To Only Look At This Congress And What They Have Done And The Most Important Thing They Have NOT Done Is Listen To The Citizens The True Owners Of Their Seats!


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