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Thursday, July 29, 2010

House Ethics Subcommittee Charges Rep. Rangel With 13 Counts

Rangel A subcommittee of the House Ethics Committee today adopted 13 counts against former Ways & Means Chair Charles Rangel (D-NY):

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When will we as voters learn that Rep Rangel is a crook and should not be an elected politician. Put this guy to pasture...time has passed him by and his actions speak in volumes. Whats amazing to me is Charles Rangel denies these charges or marginalizes them. I am stunned that he did not attend the ethics meeting. I hope this goes to public trail and does not get settled or swept under the rug by the Democrats.

Posted by: blah | Jul 29, 2010 1:54:39 PM

When will we as voters learn that Rep Rangel is a crook and should not be an elected politician. Put this guy to pasture...time has passed him by and his actions speak in volumes. Whats amazing to me is Charles Rangel denies these charges or marginalizes them. I am stunned that he did not attend the ethics meeting. I hope this goes to public trail and does not get settled or swept under the rug by the Democrats.

Posted by: ghd hair straighteners | Jul 29, 2010 10:04:48 PM

The voters have known the score on this guy for years. Same as his predecsor in the the district. They STILL elect the guy.

Posted by: RKV | Jul 30, 2010 8:07:09 AM

We must be vigilant as Democrats, Independents and Republicans to ferret out those who pretend to serve us and instead serve themselves in public office. We need to return to citizen legislators, eliminate the compensation and large staffs and perks and return to a simpler life by reducing substantially the size and importance of government that intrudes into our daily lives.

Folks, there is a great price to pay for government assistance.

Posted by: Shotgun | Jul 30, 2010 8:09:09 AM

I can't help but wonder how many other "public servants" are following the Rangel Routine at a lower level of visibility. How many in Congress would object to an honest accounting? And how hard will other elected officials work to protect Rangel and through him, others?

Posted by: TomP | Jul 30, 2010 8:09:44 AM

This may be naive, but shouldn't ethics charges be the least of his problems. He appears to have committed several felonies. Is he really not going to be prosecuted just because he is a congressman? Quite discouraging but goes along nicely with Geithner, Daschle, and the others.

Posted by: Evander | Jul 30, 2010 9:12:30 AM

Hello. The Rangel mess is being "held close," I think, until the Blago jurors come back with a verdict. It's a form of "run for cover."

While I read Randall Lane's comment about Martha Stewart. Yes. The prosecutors won. And, she went to jail. But the real meat was her empire! Behind the scenes, I felt, someone was trying to grab away her empire. And, this never happened! So Lane postulates that Americans are sympathetic with underdogs. And, the jail sentence, instead of destroying Martha Stewart's empire, kept it intact. Because so many Americans felt she was HUMBLED by her experience.

Posted by: Carol Herman | Jul 30, 2010 9:42:14 AM

You can run a dog in NYC on the Democratic line and the dog would win(see the
City Council and various elected legislative bodies). Not only that they'll
mhave more party discipline than the old Communists in the Kremlin.

Posted by: PTL | Jul 30, 2010 11:07:55 AM

I look forward to Senator Levin's comments about Congressman Rangel's non-disclosure of offshore assets and income.

Posted by: TexEcon | Aug 2, 2010 6:59:13 AM