The only thing worse is his boss.
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected those calls: "I see no reason why Mr. Rangel should step down," she said yesterday."
"Ken Spain, spokesman for the House GOP campaign effort, said the decision to keep Rangel in his high-profile position shows Pelosi and House Democrats have "officially abandoned their promise to run the most ethical Congress in history."
I can't argue with that!
"Rangel to stay on tax panel; N.Y. congressman facing inquiry" by Devlin Barrett, Associated Press | September 17, 2008
WASHINGTON - Representative Charles Rangel will not step down as chairman of a powerful tax-writing committee as he undergoes an ethics investigation by fellow lawmakers, his lawyer said yesterday.
The New York Democrat has faced increasing questions about his future, as Republicans urge his removal from the House Ways and Means Committee over his personal finances, including unreported income on a vacation home in the Dominican Republic that has led to his owing an estimated $5,000 in back taxes.
This after he kept a New York apartment off the books (a RENT-CONTROLLED apartment to boot)?
After 38 years in Congress, Rangel is something of an institution in Washington and his home district of Harlem.
That's who I feel bad for: his constituents.
Well, there is a remedy to that this November, readers!
DUMP RANGEL and DUMP ALL INCUMBENTS!!!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected those calls: "I see no reason why Mr. Rangel should step down," she said yesterday.
Rangel plans to hire a "nationally renowned forensic accounting firm" to independently review his finances for the past 20 years, and to issue a report on its findings directly to the House ethics committee that is scrutinizing Rangel, his lawyer Lanny Davis said.
Oh, so Rangel's lawyer is the ZIO-JEW Lanny Davis, huh?
I once saw him jump down Katrina Vanden Hueval's throat on C-Span for her criticism of Israel!!!
"Mr. Rangel has not considered, nor has it ever been on the table, that he would step aside from his current position as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee," said Davis. "He has no intention of leaving that position, even on a temporary basis."
Even if the voters TOSS HIM OUT?
The lawyer said he plans to enlist the accounting firm sometime this week. When the review of the congressman's finances is complete, the report will be released publicly, along with 20 years of Rangel's tax returns, Davis said. Asked how long such a review would take, Davis could not say, but added Rangel's paperwork, whatever the omissions or errors, isn't particularly complicated.
I'll bet it carries PAST November 4!!!!
Ken Spain, spokesman for the House GOP campaign effort, said the decision to keep Rangel in his high-profile position shows Pelosi and House Democrats have "officially abandoned their promise to run the most ethical Congress in history."
Yeah, but THAT'S O.K. that RANGEL wasn't paying HIS TAXES -- even as he wants to GOUGE the REST OF US!!
Well, FUCK YOU, Charlie!!!!
Nothing about the Harlem apartments either, huh, MSM?
I guess they reluctantly covered this story, given how much they like Rangel.
It is obvious in the "journalism."