Skip to comments.Investigators Recommend Rangel Get Slap On Wrist
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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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.
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?
I thought the panel was over and done with and he was going to go to a trial in September..?
This has QX and Sheila Jackson LEEs fingerprints alllllll over it.
Silly, outrage is reserved for bogus charges against Republicans.
I vote jailtime. Confiscate all the monies cheated the taxpayers and then 20 years.
So are they choosing to do this now (Maxine Waters is next) because they fear what a Republican controlled House would do later?
Is that panel 4 Dems and 4 Pubbies? If so, at least one Pubbie must have totally caved?
Sounds as if the CBC has been heard from. Guess CBC don’t want no white boys messing with their homie.
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
We need the names of the panel. Then follow the money.
Congress. What a pig farm.
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
Shouldn't that be longtime lawBREAKER?
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.
Been an average everyday American, he’d be in jail...... =.=
Hard to say which they hate more - white conservatives of black conservatives.