Skip to comments.Rep. Rangel dares House to expel him
Posted on 08/10/2010 1:19:01 PM PDT by Justaham
Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel defended himself on the House floor Tuesday, daring members to expel him.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) maintained that he did not intentionally break any House rules and complained about the investigation and trial process conducted by the House ethics panel, which has brought 13 charges against him.
"It may be stupid, it may be negligent, but it's not corrupt," Rangel said in a meandering speech that lasted more than 30 minutes.
In professing his innocence of all charges, Rangel also invited the ethics panel and House to take its shot at expelling him.
"I'm not asking for leniency, I'm asking for exposure of the facts," Rangel said.
"If I can't get my dignity back here, then fire your best shot at getting me expelled," the 20-term lawmaker said.
Earlier in his speech, Rangel said, "I am not going away. I am here," triggering light applause from some lawmakers.
It takes two-thirds of the House to expel a member.
A Democratic lawmaker who requested anonymity said House Democratic leaders attempted to persuade Rangel not to deliver his speech. The Democratic source called Rangel's address a "train wreck."
The ethics committee nearly reached an agreement with Rangel for the House to reprimand him, but that deal fell apart last month.
"This has to stop sometime. It has to stop," Rangel said, pointing out he requested the ethics probe more than two years ago. "I deserve and demand the right to be heard."
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So does Maxine.
I think we should grant them full immunity and tell them to spill their guts.
Oh yeah?" "YEAAAAH!!!"
you never do that UNTIL you know what he has.
If you do he will take the immunity and then say “I dont know nothin”
Keep talking Charlie. I love when you progressives bury yourself in the bull$hit you’ve deposited onto the American public.
Why are their not criminal charges in the works? You and I would already be in custody for what he did and our assets seized.
“Rangle created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat!”
I'll wait until I know what he has, then.
Luke Russert on Twitter: “One senior Dem aide to me re Rangel on the floor right now: “This is a trainwreck.”
Waiting for the criminal prosecution by the IRS.
No doubt this will be HEAVILY covered by the MSM as they excoriate Rangle for his arrogance and criminal behavior. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I fully expect Rangel and Waters to be acquitted of all charges. They will both be re-elected by landslide margins in November.
Rangel vs. Obama: Embattled House Democrat Defends Himself, as White House Cloudy on Obamas Earlier Statement
A culture of corruption that rises to the very top of the Democrat Party.
Nancy Pelosi was a crooked fraud who deliberately misled voters in 2006 with a media-DNC coordinated series of attacks on the “ethics” of the GOP.
Nothing will come of this. Maxine will walk too.
Sad, but there is no reason to think otherwise.
Charlie is playing to his constituency back home. He says what they want to hear, he is what they want him to be.
They could feast on live, squealing puppies on prime-time TV and will still be re-elected by a landslide.
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