Blog: In The Matter of Rep. Charles Rangel
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|Thu, 12-02-2010 - 10:49am|
Rangel is a disgrace.
t could be a historic day in the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives, and not in a good way, as the House will consider ethics punishment against Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY).
Rangel was found guilty of thirteen charges of violating House rules, stemming from financial dealings that left hundreds of thousands of dollars in income unreported to the Congress and the feds and more.
The New York Democrat has been working behind the scenes, trying to convince fellow Democrats to help reduce his possible penalty to a written reprimand, which his supporters believe better represents his ethics dealings.
"Censure is a very harsh remedy that I don't think is merited given the lack of corruption," said fellow Black Caucus member Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA).
It has been 27 years since a member of the House was censured.