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Investigators Recommend Rangel Get Slap On Wrist
FoxNews ^ | 07/30/2010 | FoxNews

Posted on 07/30/2010 11:29:56 AM PDT by Robwin

The investigative panel looking at alleged violations against House rules by New York Rep. Charlie Rangel recommended a "reprimand" for the longtime lawmaker, Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, a member of the panel said Friday.

A reprimand is the most lenient of the three, formal modes of discipline in the House. The other two are censure and expulsion. A Congressional Research Service report indicates that "reprimand expressly involves a lesser level of disapproval of a Member than that of Censure, and is thus a less severe reubuke by the institution.

"Under a reprimand, a lawmaker must stand in the well of the House and be reprimanded by the Speaker.

Rangel is facing 13 allegations of violations relating to his tax filings for properties he owns in the Dominican Republic and the use of four rent-controlled apartments in pricey New York City.

If there is no settlement, the case goes to another ethics committee panel that will likely hold a public "trial" in September against the 20-term lawmaker.

If Rangel were to be reprimanded, he would have to stand in the well of the House and listen to his punishment being meted out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The full House would likely have to vote to reprimand Rangel.

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They do take care of their own, don't they? Come November, throw these bums out.

I looked at several sources to see how the individual voting went but could not find. I want to see if the Republicans caved as usual. Maybe someone else can come up with it.

1 posted on 07/30/2010 11:29:59 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

It’s sickening.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 11:33:53 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Robwin

Hard to absorb one insane thing after another with this bunch. Rampant corruption and a slap on the wrist. Where in the hell is the outrage?


3 posted on 07/30/2010 11:33:53 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Robwin

I thought the panel was over and done with and he was going to go to a trial in September..?


4 posted on 07/30/2010 11:34:43 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Robwin

This has QX and Sheila Jackson LEEs fingerprints alllllll over it.


5 posted on 07/30/2010 11:34:46 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: katiedidit1

Silly, outrage is reserved for bogus charges against Republicans.


6 posted on 07/30/2010 11:35:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Robwin

I vote jailtime. Confiscate all the monies cheated the taxpayers and then 20 years.


7 posted on 07/30/2010 11:43:58 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: KansasGirl
Silly, outrage is reserved for bogus charges against Republicans.

White republicans

8 posted on 07/30/2010 11:45:05 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Robwin

So are they choosing to do this now (Maxine Waters is next) because they fear what a Republican controlled House would do later?


9 posted on 07/30/2010 11:45:09 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Robwin

Is that panel 4 Dems and 4 Pubbies? If so, at least one Pubbie must have totally caved?


10 posted on 07/30/2010 11:46:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Robwin

Sounds as if the CBC has been heard from. Guess CBC don’t want no white boys messing with their homie.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 11:46:58 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: KansasGirl

I’m contacting the GOP to let them know that we are coming after the incumbents for these kinds of decisions. We have to go after these spinless RINOs


12 posted on 07/30/2010 11:47:03 AM PDT by kezzek
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To: Robwin

We need the names of the panel. Then follow the money.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 11:47:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (Don't get married. Find a woman you hate and buy her a house. It's a lot easier on you.)
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To: Robwin

Congress. What a pig farm.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 11:48:27 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: All

Know darn well that Rangel would be in jail if he was white. This is just more Black KKK liberalism....Rangel is absolute scum and should be removed from Congress


15 posted on 07/30/2010 11:49:40 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: Robwin
The investigative panel looking at alleged violations against House rules by New York Rep. Charlie Rangel recommended a "reprimand" for the longtime lawmaker

Shouldn't that be longtime lawBREAKER?

16 posted on 07/30/2010 11:50:14 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Robwin

This was a given. The good news here is that the Dems wouldn’t have done anything unless that they expect to lose the House in November.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 11:50:57 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Robwin

Been an average everyday American, he’d be in jail...... =.=


18 posted on 07/30/2010 11:52:00 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Puppage

Hard to say which they hate more - white conservatives of black conservatives.


19 posted on 07/30/2010 11:52:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Robwin
If anyone can get the names of the 4 republicrats, maybe we can deluge them with calls and e-mails, show a back bone or get no support in November.
20 posted on 07/30/2010 11:56:34 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Robwin

Disgusting.


21 posted on 07/30/2010 11:58:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: Robwin

I swear to god that if one of those crat traitors is in Ohio and needs my vote, I`ll either withhold it or vote third party first!


22 posted on 07/30/2010 11:59:08 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Robwin

So now we know that one “YOU LIE” equals 13 felony counts. Both receive the same penalty. What a travesty.

I figured that it would take at least 2 “YOU LIE”’s and maybe 3 or four “WHERE”S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?” to equal 13 felony counts but I was sadly mistaken.


23 posted on 07/30/2010 11:59:14 AM PDT by FarNorth (Show us the real birth certificate and the records that you have sealed if you're not afraid, barry)
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To: Robwin

Let them give him a slap on the wrist, just another nail in their coffins come November.


24 posted on 07/30/2010 11:59:34 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: Robwin

I guess I’m not surprised. Corruption in the House is an issue ONLY if a GOP member is involved.

But at the same time, I thought the Dems would throw Rangel under the bus (as a sacrifice of sorts) to appease voters who want their politicans to be corruption-free.

I hope there’s a way for the national GOP to take an issue like this and run with it. The milion dollar question is: Will They?


25 posted on 07/30/2010 12:00:10 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Don't Be Stupak!)
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To: John.Galt2012

what a Republican controlled House would do later?

Are you making a joke? Four republicans couldn’t agree to do anything to this crook. A congress controlled by republicans just means more have to cave. And there’d be plenty of volunteers.


26 posted on 07/30/2010 12:00:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Robwin
I hereby admit to all my FRiends that I was wrong.

I posted on earlier thread that I thought he would receive a censure, be denied to speak on the Floor for some determined amount of time, considering the scope of the activity involved. I never considered the Dems would just let him off with a lecture from Mama Nancy, I honestly didn't think they'd let the opportunity to score an easy few points with the American people go by.

27 posted on 07/30/2010 12:04:34 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Robwin
A “reprimand” for conduct which would be felony tax evasion for ordinary citizens? Yeah, right. Pelosi claiming to oppose corruption is like a prostitute arguing for virginity.

John / Billybob

28 posted on 07/30/2010 12:06:28 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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To: Terry Mross

Haw haw. I knew it, I knew it.

Throw out the whole stinking mess. Vote no incumbents.

Well Kennedy murdered a woman and got away with it, I guess Old Charlie can cheat on his taxes.


29 posted on 07/30/2010 12:08:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Robwin; All
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30 posted on 07/30/2010 12:11:00 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Robwin

I expect these gangsters to go easy on each other.

What’s puzzling is how they keep getting re-elected!!!


31 posted on 07/30/2010 12:12:56 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Robwin

The fact that this debacle has come this far means that Rangel has done a hell of a lot.


32 posted on 07/30/2010 12:14:19 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Robwin

Knew this was coming all along. Not surprised.


33 posted on 07/30/2010 12:17:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Robwin

Clearly, Wesley Snipes should have quit acting and run for Congress.


34 posted on 07/30/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: KansasGirl

But not surprising.


35 posted on 07/30/2010 12:23:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Robwin
A reprimand will be immediately followed by Rangel calling a press conference to say that this ruling exonerates him of charges that he had serious ethics violations, and then he will demand his chairmanship back.

-PJ

36 posted on 07/30/2010 12:28:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Robwin

Reprimand? What a joke. That just makes them look worse to the American people than they already do. A leftist Demonrat would have to be an axe murderer to get expelled from this Congress.


37 posted on 07/30/2010 12:32:01 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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Investigators Recommend Rangel Get Slap On Wrist

I was thinking more like a bich-slap in the face and a broken wrist.

38 posted on 07/30/2010 12:36:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: katiedidit1
N O V E M B E R
39 posted on 07/30/2010 12:36:57 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Robwin

I think this committee is floating a trial balloon. If the public reaction is outrage, the ethics committee may refuse to take its advice.


40 posted on 07/30/2010 12:37:26 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Robwin

“Under a reprimand, a lawmaker must stand in the well of the House and be reprimanded by the Speaker.

After which they throw their heads back and laugh at the American people yet again.


41 posted on 07/30/2010 12:39:14 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Robwin
Come November, throw these bums out.

Won't work on Rangel. His constituents will always vote for him no matter what. It will take something else to get him out, since his illegal activities don't seem sufficient.


42 posted on 07/30/2010 12:39:28 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fearless person cannot be controlled.)
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To: Robwin
If Rangel were to be reprimanded, he would have to stand in the well of the House and listen to his punishment being meted out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

I dunno, having to listen to the Shrieker for any length of time is a pretty severe punishment ;)

Of course, a slap on the wrist --with a dull axe blade-- or actually put at the bottom of a well would be more suitable....

43 posted on 07/30/2010 12:40:55 PM PDT by mikrofon (Rangling out of it, as usual.)
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To: Robwin

I got more of a penalty than that last April, just for not having enough tax withheld from my 2009 paychecks. Seriously.


44 posted on 07/30/2010 12:40:55 PM PDT by kevao
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To: 9YearLurker
It took a bit of searching, but I found the names of the subcommittee here:


45 posted on 07/30/2010 12:42:31 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Robwin

This is where the entire Republican delegation should walk out.


46 posted on 07/30/2010 12:43:08 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: b4its2late
See #45.
47 posted on 07/30/2010 12:45:08 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Robwin

Beam me up!

48 posted on 07/30/2010 12:45:15 PM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: FourPeas

Good work, thanks. I wouldn’t think they could make a recommendation at a stalemate, even though the Dems have rank? Otherwise, why not just 5 members with a Dem majority?


49 posted on 07/30/2010 12:47:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Robwin
Instead of reducing the damage; this action will spread it.

In my dream world Feb 2011 will look this:
New republicans in the House and Senate result in working majorities in both houses. Nancy P is reelected and is returned to the house without her speaker-ship. She serves two more years reminding the surviving Democrats what cost them their personal power in the House.

50 posted on 07/30/2010 12:48:10 PM PDT by Nip (Arizona Immigration Law - the case heard around the world! Wait for son of...)
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