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Charlie Rangle to "Step Down" Ahead of Bill to Remove Him

It looks as if Representative Rangle is in the first stage of grief for his Chairmanship:

Rangel to give up tax committee chairmanship
NBC: Ways and Means chair to relinquish gavel amid ethics complaints

WASHINGTON - After being admonished by an ethics panel for accepting corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., will give his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means committee, NBC News has learned.


Asked by an NBC reporter if he will still be the chairman of the committee Wednesday, Rangel responded with an emphatic "yes."

"You bet your life on it," he said.

Other Democrats have retained the ability to count.

But sources indicated Tuesday to NBC that Rangel has been encouraged to step aside before the House votes on a bill to strip him of his chairmanship.

"We don't have the votes to save him," one Democratic member said of Rangel.

Most Ethical Congress EVAH!


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Pelosi can't save his ass. ... (Below threshold)

Pelosi can't save his ass. The CBC can threaten all they want, survival mode is kicking in. Those faced with re-election aren't going to back Charlie. CULTURE OF CORRUPTION! Nancy used that in 2006, standby for those who defend Rangel, CULTURE OF CORRUPTION will come roaring back during the election.

And if Nancy can't save Charlie, she sure as hell won't be able to save ObamaCare. The rats are fleeing this ship.

This is obvious racism. I ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

This is obvious racism. I mean the fact that he cheated on his taxes, broke laws, and in general is a corrupt SOB has absolutely nothing to do with this. THis is because he is black. If you dont believe me just ask him or Obama or Maxine Waters, or Sheila Jackson Lee, or the MSM and you will find out the truth.

Yeah, I'm sure Janeane Garo... (Below threshold)

Yeah, I'm sure Janeane Garofalo will be right here with her "It's straight up racism!" comment.

Latest news is that Charlie is 'taking time off' and not resigning. Does that mean Nancy has one less vote for ObamaCare?

does that mean I can't invo... (Below threshold)

does that mean I can't invoke the "Rangle Rule" to avoid paying taxes?


Nah! Use it! Along with '... (Below threshold)

Nah! Use it! Along with 'The Geithner Rule'.
You get caught, you just pay the tax you owe, no penalties!

thx, GarandFan...and it's n... (Below threshold)

thx, GarandFan...and it's nice to know I've got the "Teddy Kennedy Rule" to fall back on if I ever kill someone!

"Charlie Rangle to "Step Do... (Below threshold)

"Charlie Rangle to "Step Down" Ahead of Bill to Remove Him."

In other words; He's got $500,000 in the freezer to back His corrupt ass up.

Kennedy replaced with a Rep... (Below threshold)

Kennedy replaced with a Republican, Murtha gone, Rangel "on paid leave", Conyers muzzled by Obama, Reid on life support, Byrd falling-down senile, Hillary banished to third world foreign outposts for life, retirements all over town, Blue Dogs running for cover, Emanuel under fire, Congress down to 18% approval, Obama below 48% and sliding into well-deserved historical obscurity.

O say can you see by the dawn's early light...


Ah the party of morality an... (Below threshold)
Don L:

Ah the party of morality and ethics -driven by a soul as pure as snow -the party that was pure enough to replace those corrupt republicans. And now when it gets caught they're pure as snow souls bemoan the fact that they "can't save him." Whatever happened to "begone thou foul creature from our midsts?" Insert smiley face here_____.

I'm shocked that they say t... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I'm shocked that they say they cannot save him. This is the same party that stood by William "Cold Cash" Jefferson AFTER he was indicted. They would have let Jefferson vote from prison if they could have figured out a way.

Maybe it's just blacks from NY that don't get the party support.

This is the sam... (Below threshold)
This is the same party that stood by William "Cold Cash" Jefferson AFTER he was indicted.
This is the party that seated Alcee Hastings in Congress despite his having been impeached and removed from the federal bench for corruption.
Yup, "Most Ethical" Congres... (Below threshold)

Yup, "Most Ethical" Congress, evah!

BULL! He'll just take a few... (Below threshold)

BULL! He'll just take a few days of to visit his 4 rent controlled apartments while house votes are being counted and arms properly twisted.






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