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Ethics Committee Says House Should Censure Rangel

November 23, 2010 by  

Ethics committee says House should censure RangelThe House ethics committee's chief counsel has recommended that Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) be censured.

According to ABC News, chief counsel Blake Chisman suggested that House members should vote to censure, or officially reprimand, Rangel for his alleged involvement in improper financial and fundraising conduct. On Nov. 16, an eight-member subcommittee panel found Rangel guilty of 11 counts of ethics violations, which included soliciting millions of dollars in donations.

A censure is a formal statement of disapproval, and it is the highest form of punishment from Congress besides an expulsion. Chisam said Rangel "brought discredit" upon the House and his actions "served to undermine public confidence in this institution," the news provider reports.

Earlier, the nonpartisan watchdog group Judicial Watch had called for the expulsion of Rangel. Its president, Tom Fitton, recently said that if the ethics committee does not recommend Rangel's removal from Congress, then the House should act on its own to expel him.

"There can be no justice for Charlie Rangel without a serious punishment for his unapologetic violations of law and ethics rules," said Fitton. "Rangel deserves more than a mere slap on the wrist."

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  • http://none Mike

    He does deserve expulsion.But thats not going to happen.He deserves to be put on trial for corruption and racketeering in a civilian court.But thats not going to happen either. He will come out during censure and be all apologetic and contrite(feigend for sure)His friends in goverment will all be so tearful at his apology speach.They will circle the wagons around their friend(and fellow crook).The press will make all of this a show and it will be forgotten by his next election bid.Sounds cynical for sure.But its all happend before. Remember Clinton anyone purgered himself before congress and in a court of law and still didnt get impeached. Because the press made it all a witch hunt over the philanderer in chief Clinton’s sex life.Nope looking to me like the machine is broken now.And these guys once Rangle gets off some of the freeks in washington arent even going to try to hide their mis=conduct anymore.Here is saying this I hope all I wrote was just fiction but I am very afraid its not. Mike L.

    • Wanda Murline

      Are you kidding? The Demorats put of his trial until after the elections so this corrupt bag of garbage could be elected by the stupid people of Harlem that are being used for his benefit. I believe that anyone who had done such autrocities as this man has done should be fired…kicked out of the house and replaced with someone who will do their job and keep their hands out of the piggy bank, but since the Demos are the ruling class right now, nothing will be done to this dinosaur.

    • home boy

      this is one more reason for term limits and these poloticians need to be held accountable for their actions . put the bum in jail.

      • http://n.cates@cox.net Norman F.

        How about term limits of six years; one term for Senators and three for the House.
        and, while we are about it, how about state and Federal laws that prohibit any retirement benefits to elective offices?

    • 45caliber

      They had to focus on Clinton’s sex life; all the witnesses against him for corruption had been killed when the plane carrying them and the record files crashed and burned on the way to Washington. Terrible accident, just terrible! Can’t imagine what caused it.

    • alpha-lemming

      “Animal Farm” (…. but some animals are MORE equal than others) is alive and well and living on the left.

    • http://aol aine

      Rangel is a thief and should be fired..AND fined $500,000 on each count.

  • TIME

    He as well as all Congress and Senate persons who get cought with their hands in others pockets or any crime should get the same jail time & or fines as any other American Citizen would get.

    BUT ~ saddly these specail people voted themselfs immune to the very LAWS that they use to “Control YOU.”
    And whats even more SAD is they were never challenged by the American public on this issue.

    So in their minds YOUR just extra trash ~ And they are God like. And we all let them get away with it.
    So can you really blame them for acting the way they do?

    • 45caliber

      Actually I don’t think they should be punished “just like we would be”. I think they should get double the sentence to make the others realize that it just might be something they might wish to consider before doing.

      • Bus

        Interesting concept: Who could we get on the Jury of his Peers? If you used other congress people as his peers they would let him off, give him a free junket someplace warm, and let him head a committee. If we took it back to his home district where the moron voters keep putting him back in serve as his peers, they would probably let him off and give him a parade.??? Perhaps censure is the most we can hope for?

        • ols soldier

          Old CHarlie needs to be tried for tax evasion!!where is the IRS anyway???They can’t say they don’t know what has been go on for years with old Charlie!!

  • Mick

    Good morning folks…

    I know that I am off subject but i have to let people know,,,,This should be headline news from every media in America..

    Ground Zero mosque developers apply for federal funding
    The developers of an Islamic community centre and mosque near Ground Zero in New York have applied for millions of dollars in public money from a post-September 11 reconstruction fund.

    The Park 51 group has risked reigniting a debate over its project by requesting the grant, which is reported to total $5 million (£3.1 million), from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

    • Lizzie

      Thanks for the posting, Mick. It’s just disgusting. I heard about this early this morning on Fox News…. I’m sure there will be some snot-nosed liberals clamoring for the money…

      • Mick

        Lizzie says:
        November 23, 2010 at 7:55 am
        Thanks for the posting, Mick. It’s just disgusting. I heard about this early this morning on Fox News…. I’m sure there will be some snot-nosed liberals clamoring for the money…

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        Lizzie ,,,,I FIGURED IF THE NEWS MEDIA CONTINUE TO BURY THESE TYPE OF INFORMATIONS IT’S UP TO US TO SPREAD THE WORD. THROUGH POSTS—-E-MAILS—-PHONE AND WHAT EVER MEAN IS IN OUR DISPOSITON WHILE WE STILL CAN…………..

      • Bob Wire

        to say you statement is political polarized would be an understatement.

        “Snot nose liberal”? Now you are attempting to associating opposition party with Islam? It’s clear you understanding of the party jaded with nonsense.

        Where did you get these ideas? ~ rumors that people like yourself start and repeated until you believe them so. Crazy ! Insane! Ridiculousness!

        And you wish to be “heard”? Start by saying things that conform with facts.

        New Yorker’s need to see this doesn’t happen, it’s their backyard, it’s their city. If they need help, the rest of the nation is there to help, but New Yorker’s need to take the lead.

        So are you going to label all New Yorker’s as snot nosed liberals?

        • Warrior

          I for one certainly wouldn’t label all new yawkers as snot nose libs. Just the snot nose lib ones.

      • 45caliber

        Liz:

        Come to think of it, this money was to go to those who had lost loved ones at 9-11. No one specified that it shouldn’t go to the “loved ones” of the people who caused the problem, did they? I’m certain that those in charge of the money are thinking just of this. And I’m even more certain that they expect to get some money back for their own use – probably running for offie somewhere.

        (We REALLY need a good sarcasm font. Surely someone can come up with one!)

      • Bus

        Its a perfect time to apply for federal help, with one of their own in the White House.

    • TIME

      Mick,
      Yes I was looking over this intel, man is that just mind numbing.

      • Mick

        TIME says:
        November 23, 2010 at 7:56 am
        Mick,
        Yes I was looking over this intel, man is that just mind numbing.

        %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

        TIME >>>.. IT’S PASS OUTRAGEOUS, THAT’S WHAT IT IS……………

    • ldot

      Here’s the solution to keeping the mosque off that hallowed ground. I wish some NYorker would take heed and act and walla, no more mosque.

      TEXANS CAN CONTRIBUTE A LOT
      TO THIS EFFORT!
      Plant a pig
      Please donate to your local “Plant A Pig Foundation” today. Not tax deductible, but well worth the effort.
      In Spain , at Seville some local people found a way to stop the construction of another mosque in their town. They buried a pig on the site, making sure this would be known by the local press. Islamic rules forbid erecting a Mosque on “pig soiled ground”. The Muslins had to cancel the project…this land had been sold to them by government officials… No protests were needed by the local people … and it worked!!
      Not dummies …. the Spaniards. They found a solution !!! No protests needed!
      In Texas they have an over abundance of feral pigs. They could send them all over the country and just plant them everywhere! After all…contaminated soil would surely drift and they could create new job programs by having soil testers to determine where contaminated soil existed. Of course, high on the mountain tops of the Rockies or other mountain ranges they might find some uncontaminated soil, but then…building a mosque there would pose some problems…Americans…put on your thinking caps and let’s find a solution to this problem of a spreading menace to the American way of life! If pigs are the answer…let’s do it!
      Your Committee for the Betterment of America
      Let’s keep this going….send it on!

      • 45caliber

        The last I heard there were over 2,000,000 feral hogs here – and a similar number in FL. They have been plowing up my yard lately.

        Still, why bother with an entire hog? The hole would be too big. Just bury a cheap pork chop.

      • Carlucci

        You are 100% correct and planting a pig is a great idea. A few years ago in a small town near my city (I live in Texas), there was talk of building a mosque near a family who owned some acreage. This land had been in their family for generations. The family did not want a mosque anywhere near them or in the town, so they decided to start raising some pigs. There was a big uproar from the muslims about it, and “politically correct” stories were in the lame stream newspaper for days, but the mosque never was built.

        I lived in the middle east for a few years and believe me, muslims hate pigs and anything from a pig. Because they hate and fear the pig, this needs to be taken a step further. If every non muslim passenger took pork products aboard an airplane, bus or train, we would not need all this porno scanner/molestation at airports nonsense. A potential terrorist attack would come to a screeching halt if the offender were pelted with pork products from the passengers and crew. Real bacon bits would work well as they can be thrown like confetti. Israel has started hanging big bags of pork lard in buses to deter suicide bombers and so far it is working. If word spread to the muslim world that bags of pork lard and other pork products would be used as deterrents like this, terrorist acts (at least in transportation) would most likely cease.

        I’m going to send an email to my list about the plant a pig thing. Brilliant idea.

        • Bus

          And yet they want the feds to “give them the bacon”?

        • http://gunner689 gunner689

          I also love and support the Plant a Pig program and will gladly support it. Another plan is to dump a few gallons of pigs blood at the sites after they build them. Someone can even fill a water balloon with pigs blood and launch it via sling shot at the sites. wait till it’s almost built so that they lose their money.

          Any bets that BO won’t give them the money ?
          The memorial in Shankesvill will be designed like a mosque. How’s that for an insult?

    • Wanda Murline

      Escuse me, but I thought that the federal government was separate from the religious sector of America…you know separation of church and state. If they cannot help to build Christian churches or allow us to have the manger scene at the local county seat, then how could they possibly justify giving money to the religion of Islam?

      • home boy

        they can do this just like they took over control of gm .

      • http://libertyalert scoobie

        yeah, what about the state not supporting religion?

    • Joyce from Loris

      Hey Mick, I am busy emailing all of my elected officials right now over this. I am so angry, I can’t hardly contain myself. How outrageous! Just when you think you have heard it all, something like this!!! I can only hope for the very worse thing that could happen, to happen to this despicable building they are calling a mosque.

      • Mick

        Joyce from Loris says:
        November 23, 2010 at 8:10 am
        Hey Mick, I am busy emailing all of my elected officials right now over this. I am so angry, I can’t hardly contain myself. How outrageous! Just when you think you have heard it all, something like this!!! I can only hope for the very worse thing that could happen, to happen to this despicable building they are calling a mosque.

        &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

        Joyce,,,,Good for you,,,we definitely will do the same,,This crap of letting America being use as a door may has to cease

        Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani,,,,Convicted on one count out of 285 charges.

        Napolitano thinking of excluding Muslims women from complete search…..

        Mosque asking for federal funds ( why would this even be considered )

        Guatanamo prisoners treated with kids gloves…

        How on earth can some of you people neglect to see a pattern here ??????????????
        Are you really that dumb or do you just don’t give a damn ??/

        • Teresa

          Mick, you need to read the book Muslim Mafia!

          • Mick

            Teresa says:
            November 23, 2010 at 8:53 am
            Mick, you need to read the book Muslim Mafia!

            “”””””””””””””””””

            Good morning teresa,,,one question ? Why should I read Muslim mafia ?
            Being from FRANCE originally I have seen the damage letting Arabs can do while invading their country.
            Reading about Muslims will not increase my desdain…………i have to say that i do believe we have good and bad in every ethnicity but for the most part i don’t trust them one bit……….

          • Teresa

            Because it is the undercover investigation of years work into the jihad muslims here in the US and their plot to destroy our Constitution…and Obama and Holder running the show. Things that have already occured have been proven in the book and facts and documented proof is in the book. America needs to read this book! It explains the border situation we have, the airway situation, the profiling, the civil liberties, the economy, the mosques, everything in their design and everything that the administration is allowing to further them. It gives names and we are Allowing this to happen! I implore every one of you to please read this book, the things taking place now was published over a year ago in their plot that they planned years ago!

        • 45caliber

          Mick:

          Actually, I believe that Nepoliono has already made her decision. Too many people are telling of being searched while those in robes (men and women) simply walk right past.

          Question to all: Has ANYONE seen a Muslim in line at an airport be searched? Even once???

    • 45caliber

      Actually, from what I’ve heard, if they had just divided up the money and given it to the families of the victims, each family would have had millions. But it was just too much money to waste on stupid civilians. So they keep it to reward themselves with things like this.

    • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

      Mick, Time for Pork blood to accidentally spill on site.

  • http://www.piedmontwebmasterservices.com Dan

    The article says for he “alleged” Involvement in improper financial and fundraising conduct. He was convicted so the word alleged doesn’t apply anymore right?

  • Doug Rodrigues

    Lets see….if I fail to pay Federal Taxes on income, and the IRS discovers that years later, can I request a censure and be allowed to pay what I owe without prosecution? What makes a Congressman exempt from laws that I have to abide by?! If Charlie Rangle doesn’t get prosecuted for his law breaking, then I’ll not give a damn about following laws that Congress passes in the future. Screw them all!

    • Cathy

      Doug, it’s funny you should say that since that’s exactly how I’ve begun to feel, seriously…I pretty much ignore most laws. Call it civil disobedience, call it crazy, it doesn’t matter to me.

      When the IRS informed me that I owed and had to pay the freakin’ interest and penalty, I told them that the exceptions they had listed were missing the one which said it was OK if you were in Congress. The IRS “robot” didn’t think that it was funny and arrogantly stated that the IRS would be around for a long time.

      • 45caliber

        One thing to keep in mind:

        A friend of mine was on welfare for a time due to a lack of a job. When he finally found one and went to work the IRS sent him a bill for $17,000 for tax and penalties. The tax he owed was about $1000. They started to try to put a hold on his paycheck.

        He told them that if they did, he was quitting and going back on welfare. They backed off.

  • Mick

    Dan says:
    November 23, 2010 at 7:23 am
    The article says for he “alleged” Involvement in improper financial and fundraising conduct. He was convicted so the word alleged doesn’t apply anymore right?
    ***********************************************************
    Dan,,,,,Let us do a quater of what Rangle did and see where we would land.
    We all know that many of our politicians have their hands in many crooked deals but the Democrats take the cake.
    Democrats = sewer rats nest…………….

  • Bluebonnet

    Rangel must be expelled and subjected to the same criminal laws as everyone else. We will be able to see how each member of Congress voted, so those who vote to let this one ride with just a censure, can be voted out of office next election cycle. As to the Ground Zero mosque, anyone who votes to approve this grant money should likewise be voted out of office. Did New Yorkers not hear the message of Islam yet?

  • http://PersonalLiberty Harley

    Let’s face it they are all a bunch of thieves (well at least 80% or so of them). They are in it for themselves and not for the good of the people that they represent. Charlie got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Jefferson with a freezer full of cold cash (at least he is gone). Unfortunately the Good Ole Boys and Girls Club up there will accept their apology and promise not to ever do it again and let bygones be bygones. If this was a for profit business or corporation they would be out of a job and possibly in the slammer. There is no ethics left on Capitol Hill or in state and local governments. Tell your representative to have internal fortitude and do that which is right and just – Throw him out. They should also lose any of their retirement perks in the process if that is possible.

    • http://www.politicsofliberty.com Don

      Employed in “public service” is an oxymoron. It is personal service at the public expense. The only way the words public service go together is if they are used in the same meaning as I use the phrase “my bull services my herd”; our representatives “service the taxpayers.”

  • jam1

    It is PAST Time that our public servants have to obey the same laws that we do, you know the ones THEY CREATE for US!! Our government is so corrupt. Makes me sad.

    • Teresa

      So true, so true!

  • Mick

    Bluebonnet says:
    November 23, 2010 at 7:33 am
    Rangel must be expelled and subjected to the same criminal laws as everyone else. We will be able to see how each member of Congress voted, so those who vote to let this one ride with just a censure, can be voted out of office next election cycle. As to the Ground Zero mosque, anyone who votes to approve this grant money should likewise be voted out of office. Did New Yorkers not hear the message of Islam yet****************************************************
    Bluebonnet,,,,,Don’t hold your breath when it comes to people regaining common sense as for the mosque grant, they didn’t wait until january to apply for it, wonder why ???

  • Charles

    Please Mr. Rangel, have the courage to step down, and say to the nation, I was wrong, I am sorry; but the words, “I am sorry“ are empty until you step down and return the money you have un-justly taken.

    • Jeep

      My five-year-old is very quick to say, “I’m sorry” when he has done something wrong. But, usually he says it to keep himself from the time out corner. When he finally braks down and says, “I’m sorry for what I have done, and I will never do it again” then, all is forgiven. Let’s wait to see if Charlie is as smart as my five-yearold.

    • 45caliber

      Charles: I’m certain that Rangel IS sorry – that he was caught.

    • old soldier

      There are IRS employees that continue not to pay their taxes and are years behind in payments and numerous congressman & senators that owe back taxes!! Look at all the obama’a appointees that had taxes owed!

  • Mick

    Charles says:
    November 23, 2010 at 7:51 am
    Please Mr. Rangel, have the courage to step down, and say to the nation, I was wrong, I am sorry; but the words, “I am sorry“ are empty until you step down and return the money you have un-justly taken.
    *****************************************
    Charles……Are you kidding me ?
    Crooks don’t have courage to do the right things, they also have no regrets no matter how many times they claim so …………

    • http://personallibertydigest Dana PA

      He is only sorry he got caught, I believe he should be expelled, and tried by a court of Law.

  • BOOKER

    HE SHOULD BE IN FEDERAL PRISON.

    • 45caliber

      No, state prison. They have a Federal prison for Congressmen. It even has a golf course and a country club where they can get free drinks. He doesn’t deserve that.

  • Fixr

    Our only recourse, as American citizens, is to educate ourselves………..and to VOTE. Speaking out doesn’t hurt, but until you can achieve a large base of followers, I see little good that can come of being outspoken. Being outspoken though does spark thought, and debate in forums, such as this. I see this as being healthy, in the education process, as long as you can distinguish fact from rumor, or slander.

    Lord help us.

  • http://FreelanceWriter Billy Mills

    If it were Plain Jane American, their Butt would be in Federal Prison.
    What is the difference ? He puts his brithshes on the same way I do, one leg at a time. CENSURE ? Repremand ? Bull Crap. He’s an Atoorney, he’s supposed to know better. to me he’s nothing more than an older version of Berie Madoff. A Senile Old Fart that is Bleeding the American People by taking a Taxpayer Pay Check. Put him in a cell with Bernie, Strip him of his Federal Retirement………Only happens in a Damned Democratic Government.

  • Warrior

    And look closely at the photo. Who’s that behind him? None other than the progressive’s union supporters. Just amazing!

    • Cathy

      And these idiots would most likely vote for this scumbag again! Just like the idiot union members in Vegas who were told to vote for Reid… and did!

  • David in Ma.

    Rangal should be expelled!

  • Mick

    Warrior says:
    November 23, 2010 at 8:46 am
    And look closely at the photo. Who’s that behind him? None other than the progressive’s union supporters. Just amazing!

    *******************************************************
    Warrior,,,The UNions have been pulling the politicians strings for too long,,,,,Anybody voting to unionize are putting another nail in America’s coffin……….

  • Bob Wire

    well he did apologize ~ but only after a hard fight.

    They not going to cut off his head or do all the things many of you speak of.

    But he will be “censured” and his tenure come to a close, he’s out the door.

    and it would have happened much sooner if the GOP had not keep the DNC in the circle the wagons position for two years and needing every gun hand on the line.

    Nasty Nancy is glad to see him get “his day” , ~ having been a rock in her shoe for sometime and matter of annoying contention.

    • marvin

      Bob Wire
      if pelosi had done what was right this would have been done 2years ago the charges aginest rangel where read a loud on the floor of congress over a year ago but pelosi keep putting it off,tell the nov election,and a centure is not a boot out the door only a slap on the wrist rangels will still be a congress person[rat snake pile of dung crook thief]he said i am sorry what he ment was i am sorry that i did not steal more ya know it,s hard to live on a few million dollars

      • Bob Wire

        you can see it may ways I suppose, ~ cutting off your nose to spite your face doesn’t make a lot of sense. Not when bipartisan was not forthcoming on the grounds of “just because”.

        In any-case, it’s been done and we can all breath better including Nancy.

        >On November 16, 2006, Pelosi was unanimously chosen by her caucus as the Democratic candidate for Speaker, effectively making her Speaker-elect. While the Speaker is elected by the full House membership, in modern practice the election is a formality, since the Speaker always comes from the majority party.

        Pelosi supported her longtime friend, John Murtha of Pennsylvania, for the position of House Majority Leader, the second-ranking post in the House Democratic caucus. His competitor was House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who had been Pelosi’s second-in-command since 2003.[24] Pelosi and Hoyer had a somewhat frosty relationship dating back to 2001, when they ran against each other for minority whip. However, Hoyer was elected as House Majority Leader over Murtha by a margin of 149-86 within the caucus.[25]

        On January 3, Pelosi defeated Republican John Boehner of Ohio with 233 votes compared to his 202 votes in the election for Speaker of the House.[26] She was nominated by Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the incoming chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and sworn in by her longtime friend, John Dingell of Michigan, as the longest-serving member of the House traditionally does.
        Pelosi (right) with Vice President Dick Cheney behind President George W. Bush at the 2007 State of the Union Address making history as the first woman to sit behind the podium at such an address. President Bush acknowledged this by beginning his speech with the words, “Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own — as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker”.[27]

        With her election, Pelosi became the first woman, the first Californian, and the first Italian-American to hold the Speakership. She is also the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains. The first was Washington’s Tom Foley, the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi.

    • 45caliber

      Out of curiosity, how did Nancy get the Spearker position with Rangel around? I figured he’d be the most senior person available.

  • marvin

    YOU CAN PUT MOST OF THE BLAME ON PELOSIE AND THE BLACK PEOPLE OF HARLEM,pelosie for draging this out tell after the election,and the blacks in harlem for voting this crook back in,like hastings of fla empeached as a federal judge for taking a bribe sent to congress by the black voters in his district,i voted aginest my 1st term blue dog dem for not having an A on illegal immigration, to my way of thinking if you steal from one [federal gov]you will and are stealing from me,the liberals in congress have learned nothing,you can not change the nature of snakes like rangels and hastings and waters,but we can change where they work or like their off,laws are to keep law abideing people honest,crooks like rangel, think the law is not for them,can i hear expell him

  • Ace Sez

    Seems like time for the ACLU to come on the scene to justify their existance–sue for equal and fair treatment in the Rangel case–that the IRS jump on him as they would if you and I were frauding the Gov’t on our income taxes (for 17 yrs?)

    The current crop of elected officials in DC is the most corrupt gang of liars and theives that I have ever encountered in my 87 yrs as an American citizen—as lame dux they will show just how bankrupt our Gov’t is as far as integrity and honor have been defiled !!

  • Ralph B

    Unbelievable that he will not be punished beyond the recommendation of the ethics committee. Probably at least one of them have done shady things while in office. He should be expelled from his office & sent packing. If this was any ordinary citizen he would be sent to jail for between 10 & 20 years. Its the old protect my buddy system.
    Very unfortunate that they (congressmen) won’t clean house like they should. Remember folks when November 2012 comes around. Vote these socialist congressmen & those in the House out. Unless we do, we will transfer our Democracy into the European style of Government. We also need to get this inexperienced, lying President out. Of those who can’t see that he is a Muslim, take and research all the things he is doing for the muslims in our country. He just allowed 80,000 muslims from other countries to settle in our US at our cost, and set up housing for them. He goes to Muslim places of worship and worships with them. He has been on CNN and stated that he is a Muslim. Search Youtube, and look for the truth. For those of you who believe every word that comes out of his mouth, I feel soory for you because you have been duped.
    RB

  • hundabuxt

    Do as I say not as I do. We are represented by royality, people above the law because they make the rules. Bust Rangel and all the other rats if exposed will fear the same. They make laws for the little people not themselves or the powerful wealthy who buy them.

  • CAROL REINHARDT

    THIS IS WHY MORE THAN EVER TO HAVE TERM-LIMITS. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS NEVER INTENDED THAT WE HAVE CAREER POLITICIANS. THEY ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS AND NEED TO BE PART-TIME. GO TO WASHINGTON TO DO THE PEOPLES BUSINESS AND RETURN HOME AND WORK LIKE THE REST OF US. 30 YEARS IS TOO LONG TO BE IN WASHINGTON. AFTER A WHILE THEY BECOME DRUNK ON POWER AND THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING THAT THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW. CHARLIE RANGEL KNEW BETTER AND HE SHOULD AT LEAST BE REMOVED FROM CONGRESS IF HE HIMSELF WANT STEP DOWN. YES, HE SHOULD BE TRIED IN COURT JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US.

  • http://www.NewAmericaRepublic.com RICH Novak

    democrats = republicans = political elite

    These criminals are only interested in helping themselves -

    what a shame & disgrace -

    Maybe it is time for you to consider other options -

    Please visit http://www.NewAmericaRepublic.com

    Thank YOU!

  • 45caliber

    Bad boy! Hold out your hand – whack! Don’t do it again!

    See, I’ve saved the Dems the problem. They don’t have to worry about it now.

  • mtnmedic1

    It is about time that we begin to protest this type of behavior within OUR government! Everyone needs to write 5 letters (I have my first three) and mail one every day starting 11/24/2010 to their respective representatives condemning Rangle and assuring that you are aware of their behavior towards kicking him out! Also, it may help to remind them that WE ARE A NATION OF LAWS, NOT A NATION OF MEN! Break the law, go to jail. Regardless of political position. James

  • Robert Lebischak

    isn’t it strange, a quote, “Normal American”, would go to jail, pay a fine, lose respect, etc. But our elected one’s can steal from us, misuse government money, lie, and make themselves rich off the people, then condemn normal Americans who make money, and what happens to the great elected one’s? Not a dam thing. Our elected officials should because of their position be held to a higher standard than the average American, not a lower standard that other elected one’s want and have.

  • http://com i41

    Duke Cunningham got sent to jail, why is it the corrupt democrats get to walk, when not paying taxes? Screwing the taxpayer, physcially and finacially for years, and what happens, ziltch, nadda, and the rise in rank in the National Marxist Cmmunist Democrat Union Party. Do we ever hears any hard hitting or calling for their ouster of the pukes, or enforcing the laws on these perps, never. By their SOP manual for Congressperson lose all their retiremen benefits and if they are convicted of defrauding the USA in any way. These were adopted in 1983, or are a convicted felon. That is why Congree when going after any of their own to strip them of the money and benefits. Whorehound Clinton is a felon! Rangel is a classic example of slipping of with a whiny apolagy.

  • http://barbjst@gmail.com gracentruth

    Expulsion and prosecution. Prison time with him paying the room and board. This type of violation of our trust and tax dollars cannot be ameliorated by words.

    • 45caliber

      Not only prison time but also a fine that will absorb all the wealth he has gathered illegally as Congressman. After all, the Dems want to take from the rich, right? Well, here’s one they can start with!

      • Warrior

        But, he claims he is broke. Imagine that, 40 years in the congress and the guy is broke. Well, I guess if I were in his position, I would spend every dime of my pay because the paycheck has no end. Aren’t these guvment pensions just great!

        • http://gunner689 gunner689

          better check the banks in the Caymans for accts. called C. Rangle.

  • Raggs

    You have to wonder why they only scratched the scab off of the wound instead of using a disinfectant to cure the problem with all of the corruption… I think it is a smoke screen to cover the sore with a band-aid and to throw the public off track on the real problem…

  • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

    IT ONLY TAKES 600 HUNDRED SHARP-SHOOTERS OR 600 ROPES.

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      I’m an expert marksman, rifle and pistol, USMC trained and tested in combat. Where do I sign up ?

  • Pat G.

    Charlie is an excellent example of the ancient Chinese saying, “Steal a loaf of bread and you hang as a crook. Steal a kingdom and they make you a prince.”

  • Spiff

    I have been waiting patiently for someone in the “media” to investigate Charlie Rangel to see if this was an isolated incident that he got in or if this sort of corruption has been going on for a while…And who else is playing this game in Congress…I guess I’ll just will have to wait, and wait…
    Spiff

  • rodney burke

    40 YEARS!!! Hell no, the guy should go to JAIL, he’s committed federal crimes. Censure, is joke. He’s a scumbag, and should be treated with the utmost contempt! Turn him over to Justice and let them prosecute. How many charges? Come on! If if was a Republican, everyone would be screaming bloody murder!

    No, this guy is a living example of the disease known as liberalism! He needs some place to get rid of his illness like a federal penitentuary!

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    All of these crooks and frauds, Rangel, Jesse Jackson, Bill & Hilliary, Boxer, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the socialist-Black Caucus supporters should be investigated and if guilty prosecuted at least to the extent the average citizen would. Oh, I forgot; it’s diffrent when you’re a demorat.

  • Claire

    Censure???!!! Hell, get rid of him. What happened with Maxine Waters? I never hear anything about her tax evasion. This is unfair, we have to pay our taxes. How and why are they getting by without paying??

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Wiselady

    Wiselady says:
    November 23,2010

    RIGHT ON, MTNMEDIC, and GRACENTRUTH!

    Where is Nancy Pelosi and why isn’t she clearing the swamp?!! Bannishment is a joke for Rangle. He has no shame, just excuses.

    On the Mosque: Do you honestly believe it will be a center for,”The community?” No way should one bit of tax payer money be given to these people who do little to help get the terroists. The pig thing is a must; lets sprinkle confetti bacon bits all over the country!

    From all the disaster in ground zero, out came a beautiful Christian cross fomulated perfectly in the midst of rubble. Where is it now? Why aren’t Christians demanding that it be left there as a reminder that many Christians died in a horrific disaster. A monument that could represent Jews, and other faiths would be fine, but a Mosque is Cordoba all over again as it is in Spain! People who believe strongly in separation of church and state should be loudly screaming and protesting.

  • Mick

    Teresa says:
    November 23, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Because it is the undercover investigation of years work into the jihad muslims here in the US and their plot to destroy our Constitution…and Obama and Holder running the show. Things that have already occured have been proven in the book and facts and documented proof is in the book. America needs to read this book! It explains the border situation we have, the airway situation, the profiling, the civil liberties, the economy, the mosques, everything in their design and everything that the administration is allowing to further them. It gives names and we are Allowing this to happen! I implore every one of you to please read this book, the things taking place now was published over a year ago in their plot that they planned years ago
    ******************************************
    teresa……………Thanks for the info but even without reading the book it’s not hard to figure out what they’re up to, unfortunatly too many of our citizens still believe in that loving peace which will not occur with the unwilling..No matter how much we try as long as mankind is on this earth there will be no peace especially by letting the Muslims get away with their agenda to simply destroy us.
    Teresa I am Always happy to hear your opinion for it makes sense.

  • Dee

    I don’t know what a censure would consist of, but I believe he
    should be ejected.

  • Rubee

    Short memories. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Republican, House of Representatives is serving prison time! What makes Rangel any more special? He, too, needs to go to the Federal Prison also. No favoritism should be shown!

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      Things are diffrent when you’re a black demorat.

  • http://espionageaction-actionadventure.blogger.com stephen russell

    Now send him to prison or make Censure intensely more Painful for those found guilty by a New Ethics Comm IE Tea Party voters & Tea Party backed Cong sit on Comm. No more handslaps BUT Heavy fines
    IE
    Seize assets
    Remove from Comm chairs.

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