Rangel Is Guilty But He Won’t Go

Charlie Rangel was found guilty of 11 ethics violations a day after he begged for more time because he did not have a lawyer and needed time to prepare. Rangel had two years to prepare and he had lawyers until a month ago. He claims they stopped representing him because he could no longer afford to pay them and he did not have time to set up a legal defense fund (he could have sold his Dominican villa).

Once again, he had two years. He knew he would have legal bills so he should have taken care of this long ago.

Rangel is a huckster. He likes to skirt the rules and he thinks he can get away with things because he is important and the rules just don’t apply to him.

The people on the ethics panel have had about enough of Rangel and his request was denied so he stormed out of the hearing. He was found guilty and is acting like there was some miscarriage of justice because he was not present (he walked out) and he had no lawyer.

Rangel could be expelled from Congress, and he should be, but he won’t. He will likely get a slap on the wrist, some letter of reprimand and no leadership assignments. So he will be able to continue skirting the laws and doing as he pleases while drawing a huge salary from taxpayer money.

Imagine how Rangel or any other member of Congress would react to a business leader who pulled the same stunts as Rangel. They would be calling for the person’s head on a platter. Congress gets high and mighty when some business person, like say a Wall Street executive, does something wrong and works hard to make sure that person pays for his sins.

If only Congress had the same intensity and moral compass when its own members commit the sins…

Sources:
New York Post
The Hill

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2 Responses to “Rangel Is Guilty But He Won’t Go”

  1. Ogre says:

    He’s a Democrat and a career politician. I predict he’ll get a reprimand and “stripped” of leadership — for the current, lame duck session. All will be back to politics as usual by January.

  2. Blake says:

    In addition, and i know this is politically incorrect, Rangel is black- did anyone but me notice this?
    It seems if you are black, and a career politico, and a liberal asshat to boot, well, you are bulletproof- whereas the rest of us “little people” just have to put up with obeying the rules like everyone else (EXCEPT “Goodtime” Charlie).
    Watch the Maxine Waters trial- I predict there will be no consequences for her doing things that would get us imprisoned, but she will walk, just like Rangel.
    Just you watch.