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Rev. Peterson Supports Rep. Rangel Ethics Conviction; Calls for Tough Punishment
Bond Action, Inc. ^ | November 17, 2010 | a

Posted on 11/17/2010 9:25:13 AM PST by abigail2

Rev. Peterson Supports Rep. Rangel Ethics Conviction; Calls On Ethics Panel To Deliver Tough Punishment

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, issued a statement in support of the House ethics panel decision to convict Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) of breaking ethics rules. An ethics panel of eight House members deliberated over two days and convicted the former Ways and Means chairman on 11 counts of financial and fundraising misconduct. The embattled 20-term congressman walked out of his own hearing and was not present when the verdict was announced. The full ethics committee will now conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for Rangel.

“The decision by the ethics panel to convict Rep. Rangel and not be distracted by his bizarre antics at the start of the hearing sends a strong message,” said Rev. Peterson. “The era of corrupt black elected officials not being held accountable for their actions is over. It’s time out for arrogant liberal black politicians who exploit their constituents and fleece taxpayers in order to line their pockets.”

According to reports, the congressional panel found that Rangel had used House stationary and staff to solicit money for a New York college center named after him. It also found that Rangel solicited donors for the center with interests before the Ways and Means Committee, leaving the impression that the money could influence official actions. He also was found guilty of failing to disclose at least $600,000 in assets and income; using a rent-subsidized New York apartment for a campaign office, when it was designated for residential use; and failure to report rental income to the IRS.

Rev. Peterson said, “I hope the ethics panel will make sure this conviction has teeth by meting out tough punishment for Rangel.”

The House Ethics Committee trial for Rangel’s colleague Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is scheduled to begin on Nov. 29.

For interview requests call Ermias Alemayehu at (323) 556-2623 or (213) 804-1872. BOND Action is a 501 (c) (4) cultural action organization, which exists to educate, motivate and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. For more information call 1-(877) WE-ACT-77 (932-2877) or visit www.bondaction.org. Rev. Peterson is also available for speaking engagements, for information call (323) 556-2623.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggers; ethics; jesseleepeterson; punishment; rangel
Finally a chance to get accountability!
1 posted on 11/17/2010 9:25:22 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

I’d be willing to give Rep. Rangel a partial pass if he would produce a bona fide copy of BHO’s long form birth certificate.


2 posted on 11/17/2010 9:29:24 AM PST by DrC
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To: abigail2
They should make him shave his mustache and make him watch dancing with the stars next week, when Bristol WINS!
3 posted on 11/17/2010 9:31:20 AM PST by factmart
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To: abigail2

Good for Rev Peterson!!


4 posted on 11/17/2010 9:31:49 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: DrC

No partial passes at this point. No more.


5 posted on 11/17/2010 9:33:35 AM PST by abigail2
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To: factmart

Shave his mustache and get a buzz cut.


6 posted on 11/17/2010 9:34:22 AM PST by abigail2
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To: blackie

HI blackie, nice to know that finally we may see people paying for their crimes! molon labe


7 posted on 11/17/2010 9:35:13 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Surprising that it got to this point. Normally, democrats are held to a much lower standard that normal people.


8 posted on 11/17/2010 9:37:49 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: abigail2

they’re gonna haul him before congress and say “Bad charlie! BAD!” adn that will be that.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 9:38:53 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: abigail2
Finally a chance to get accountability!

Amen!

Charlie's theatrics and sniveling at his trial was absolutely sickening, especially so because what he was crying about was his own doing.

10 posted on 11/17/2010 9:41:02 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: abigail2

Amen!


11 posted on 11/17/2010 9:41:45 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: abigail2

We have accountability now. A year or two ago I never thought we would get to the point of a subcommittee conviction on double digit counts. I’m satisfied regardless of the punishment.

Now there may be some potential for criminal indictments...


12 posted on 11/17/2010 9:41:48 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: abigail2
Don't get your hopes up....

All I see Rangel get is a verbal rebuke....and a slap on the hand.

13 posted on 11/17/2010 9:43:54 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: abigail2

Good for Rev. Peterson!
(I’ve never heard of him but good for him anyway)


14 posted on 11/17/2010 9:46:23 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Alvin Greene as the Democrats next nominee for President of the United States!)
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To: abigail2

Only if he gets the orange jumpsuit to go with it. The biggest thing standing in the way of that is fear of violent riots which he, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will incite if there is any actual consequence for his crimes.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 9:48:26 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: abigail2

He’ll probably be forced to listen to a fifteen-minute condemnation of is actions while standing on the House floor, and lose his chairmanship (which he’s losing anyway). MSM will cover the event and try to convince us it’s just like flogging, or maybe keelhauling.


16 posted on 11/17/2010 9:48:52 AM PST by DBrow
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To: abigail2

Let’s see...tax evasion, lying under oath...to name only a couple. If an ordinary citizen did this he/she would go to jail. If a congressman does it they get “a reprimand.” Sorry. This doesn’t cut it. Those in Congress work for the American people. They need to be held to at least an equal standard if not a higher one. Anything short of expulsion from Congress for Charlie Rangel is a joke. So much for Pelosi’s claim of “draining the swamp.” The swamp is Congress. And it is full of waste and corruption.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 9:49:38 AM PST by tnye
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To: Osage Orange
I am getting a large large bushel basket of pop corn, cases of water, and diet Pepsi, arranging the pillows, and getting ready for the Maxine Waters show. This will be one of the greatest shows on earth, she may change her story 360 degrees.
18 posted on 11/17/2010 9:51:14 AM PST by BooBoo1000 (What will be the contribution of my life>> 'As for me and my family we will serve the Lord")
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To: abigail2

I am weary of chances with no gain. Eleven violations out of thirteen would be more than enough to have any Republican removed from all respect. (Trent Lott comes to mind-oh he is
still hanging around but nobody listens to him anymore) I would give Good Time Charlie a partial pass if he hadn’t
played the race card. Pretended to be dumb, and broke, and
not able to buy his defense. No doubt the Democrats intend to give him a pass.any punishment would be incompatible with the
political record.


19 posted on 11/17/2010 9:52:40 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Tea Party effect...


20 posted on 11/17/2010 9:59:50 AM PST by abigail2
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To: camle

Maybe not this time...


21 posted on 11/17/2010 10:00:37 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Osage Orange

Well, we are the employers now and we know we have some clout so let your congressmen know how you feel, don’t leave em dangling.


22 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:28 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

I don’t know anything about Rev Peterson but I am hoping this is out of an honest sense of justice, which would be a breath of fresh air in Rangel’s history of ethics.


23 posted on 11/17/2010 10:03:10 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Artemis Webb

You’d recognize him probably if your conservative...www.bondaction.org or www.bondinfo.org


24 posted on 11/17/2010 10:03:28 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

The Dims are still running the show.........as of right now.


25 posted on 11/17/2010 10:04:57 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: jazusamo

26 posted on 11/17/2010 10:05:01 AM PST by abigail2
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To: DBrow

Call your congressmen ;0


27 posted on 11/17/2010 10:05:39 AM PST by abigail2
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To: DBrow

I second that....


28 posted on 11/17/2010 10:06:55 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: tnye

Call or write your congress! www.congress.org


29 posted on 11/17/2010 10:07:28 AM PST by abigail2
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To: BooBoo1000
Good idea! I'm with you!


30 posted on 11/17/2010 10:09:35 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

The most appropriate response to the unrepentent lawlessness of this and other Congressmen is a fine, censure and most important, the revocation of their pensions.

Let them pass back into the world living on their SS for the crime of dishonoring their office and abusing the trust bestowed to them by the American people.

On further reflection, we should revoke their access to Social Security benefits as well.

Just my two cents...


31 posted on 11/17/2010 10:10:33 AM PST by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: tnye; abigail2
We had a rapist / serial sex abuser as a POTUS not too long ago.....

And what happened to him?

32 posted on 11/17/2010 10:10:42 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: StonyBurk

WE THE PEOPLE POWER! Write to congress...www.congress.org


33 posted on 11/17/2010 10:11:26 AM PST by abigail2
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To: tnye
They need to be held to at least an equal standard if not a higher one.

I agree and I vote for higher. They make the laws for us but use their own power to circumvent the laws by deceiving. They use what we give them to come against us (taxpayers). It crosses the equal line to one of power/a higher standard, IMO.
34 posted on 11/17/2010 10:13:08 AM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: Beowulf9

You need to go to www.bondinfo.org or www.bondaction.org! Sometimes congress needs a “nudge”


35 posted on 11/17/2010 10:13:08 AM PST by abigail2
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To: T. Rustin Noone

Yes, they’ve probably fleeced the taxpayers enough to live comfortably for a long time.


36 posted on 11/17/2010 10:15:15 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Osage Orange

But we’re awake now...we have power! Look at Dancing with the Stars! LOL (although I don’t condone it...) Briston is in the finals! LOL


37 posted on 11/17/2010 10:17:07 AM PST by abigail2
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To: presently no screen name

Jail for traitors IMHO


38 posted on 11/17/2010 10:18:30 AM PST by abigail2
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