The head of the Ways and Means Committee , Charles “charlie” Rangel , was hard pressed to read a written statement. It appeared to be the first time Rangel had set eyes on the prepared statement. This created only more embarrassment for himself as he insincerely apologized for failing to report investment income on his Dominican Republic beach villa vacation property in Punta Cana.
Failure to Report ; Failure to Disclose $Millions of Dollars – we have an Ethics Problem. Charlie ” I FORGOT ” Rangel. Double standard for Rangel and Geithner compared to working class stiffs.
The Democrats allow him to stay? – No Defense for Rangel to continue to hold his job as head of the Ways and Means Committee. His list of ethics investigations and tax controversies are lengthy.
” I owed my colleagues and the public , adherence to a higher standard of care not only as a member of Congress but even more as the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee ” – Charles Rangel