Friday, July 30, 2010

Ethics committee recommends the least severe punishment for Rangel

According to the New York Post, "after an exhaustive two-year investigation," the ethics committee found that Democratic Representative Charles Rangel exhibited "patters of indifference or disregard for the laws, rules and regulations of the United States and the House of Representatives."

The House ethics committee has therefore "recommended that Rep. Charlie Rangel be reprimanded, which is the least severe punishment..." (emphasis mine).

So in other words, for crimes--which, if any of us had committed, we would undoubtedly be facing the prospect of serious prison time, Congressman Rangel may possibly get off with a slap on the wrist.

Apparently Rangel's Democratic cronies in Congress are more interested in pretending they have dealt with the problem so they can get it behind them before the election.

This is Nancy Pelosi's version of "the most ethical Congress in history." It is one of the reasons why so many Americans are so thoroughly disgusted with Congress.

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