The House ethics committee is recommending that 20-term Rep. Charles Rangel of New York be censured and pay any unpaid taxes for financial and fundraising misconduct...and if you or I did what Rangel did, we'd be hauled off to jail.
The House will likely consider a censure motion after Thanksgiving. If it passes, Rangel would suffer the embarrassment of standing before his colleagues and receiving an oral rebuke by the speaker.
The five Democrats and five Republicans deliberated for several hours behind closed doors Thursday. Earlier, at a sanctions hearing, Rangel apologized for his misconduct but said he was not a crooked politician out for personal gain.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Ethics Committee Recommends Censure (Read: "Slap On The Hand") For Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel
So much for Nancy Pelosi's promise to "drain the swamp." (Yahoo news).