20Term Representative Charlie Rangel(D-NY) reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee on Thursday. From AP via Yahoo News:
The House ethics committee on Thursday recommended censure for longtime Rep. Charles Rangel, suggesting that the New York Democrat suffer the embarrassment of standing before his colleagues while receiving an oral rebuke by the speaker for financial and fundraising misconduct.
Censure is the most serious congressional discipline short of expulsion. The House, which could change the recommended discipline by making it more serious or less serious, probably will consider the recommendation after Thanksgiving.
The ethics committee voted 9-1 to recommend censure and that Rangel pay any taxes he owes on income from a vacation villa in the Dominican Republic. The five Democrats and five Republicans on the panel deliberated for about three hours behind closed doors.
What a sad state of affairs for honorable Korean War veteran to 20 term congressman serving New York’s black community. When I was younger I thought he was a good role model for us black folks. Too bad he stayed to long and became a Washington Political hack. Harlem deserves better.
Rep. Rangel you should not seek re-election. Not a good way to wind down your career. If you had heeded President Obama’s recommendation you wouldn’t have a cloud over your name. Too Bad. Just.too. damn. bad!