Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Charles Rangel is a major disgrace to Democrats, all Americans and America.
The senile 20 term, 80 year old Representative of Harlem, New York refused to retire so now let’s see Rangel wrangle his way out of a public congressional trial this September. It will be Charlie Rangel’s War.
Rangel had been given every opportunity to negotiate a settlement during the investigation phase but the ethics violator refused.
So it is now finally on to the trial phase, after years of delay and inaction by the proper authorities.
Some of the 13 ethics violation charges include failure to report more than $600,000 income on his congressional financial disclosure statement.
Failure to report income from his vacation property in the Dominican Republic.
Accepting a rent-stabilized property in Manhattan for his campaign office
Using congressional letterhead to solicit donations for a center for public service to bear his name.
Accepting money gifts from AIG for bailout money.
He didn’t know he had nearly a million dollars tucked away in some accounts.
Rangel writes the tax code but as for himself, he is on a tax holiday.
It’s an Insult to America that House Speaker Pelosi promised to run the most honest and ethical House ever, yet a House Chairman is allowed to stay in office after years of known ethics violations.
” I’d rather defend Jeffrey Dahmer’s dietary habits than try to defend Charlie Rangel on the idea of ethics.” – Gov. Mike Huckabee