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.
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!
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.
Let them give him a slap on the wrist, just another nail in their coffins come November.
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?
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.
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.
John / Billybob
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.
I expect these gangsters to go easy on each other.
What’s puzzling is how they keep getting re-elected!!!
The fact that this debacle has come this far means that Rangel has done a hell of a lot.
Knew this was coming all along. Not surprised.
Clearly, Wesley Snipes should have quit acting and run for Congress.
But not surprising.
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.
I was thinking more like a bich-slap in the face and a broken wrist.
I think this committee is floating a trial balloon. If the public reaction is outrage, the ethics committee may refuse to take its advice.
“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.
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.
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....
I got more of a penalty than that last April, just for not having enough tax withheld from my 2009 paychecks. Seriously.
This is where the entire Republican delegation should walk out.
Beam me up!
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?
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.