As it turns out, Rangel has done the unpatriotic thing by failing to pay his taxes; still, he chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. Not only that, he has recently been found guilty by the House Ethics Committee of major ethics violations; still, he chairs the House Ways and Means Committee.
We all know that Rangel likes to wrangle his way out of his crimes of corruption. He did it after the discovery of his little IRS problem, and appears to be more than pleased to be doing it right now, even after this most recent finding. And still... he refuses to give up his chairmanship.
Even the journalistic aberration we know as the NY Times is calling for the gavel to be removed from his hand:
Congressman Charles Rangel was far from humbled after the ethics committee admonished him for taking corporate-paid Caribbean junkets in violation of the House ethics code. Rather, the New York Democrat berated the panel’s leaders on the House floor.
The moment was characteristic of Mr. Rangel’s arrogance throughout the investigation, which continues into more serious allegations about his official behavior. It is one more reason why Speaker Nancy Pelosi — who championed ethics reform — should stop protecting him and relieve him of his crucial role as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
The NY Post has gone even further and called the man a coward:
This newspaper has had its share of differences with Rep. Charlie Rangel over the years, but one word we never thought to associate with the Harlem lawmaker is “coward.”
Yet what other term is appropriate when a 79-year-old political veteran, the dean of the New York delegation and chairman of one of the most powerful panels on Capitol Hill, ducks responsibility for a pretty obvious personal ethical lapse by throwing his staff under the bus?
That’s Rangel’s story in the face of the House Ethics Committee’s report Friday declaring that he violated House rules by taking corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean in 2007 and 2008.
So now it's up to Nancy Pelosi to demonstrate that she meant what she said when the Democrats won control of the House. Remember that promise?
Somehow, I am not going to hold my breath, because Nancy Pelosi has been known to lie her ass off on numerous occasions....just like Charlie. In fact, there's not a hell of a lot of difference between either one of them, when you get right down to it. Both are about the lowest of an already low bottom feeding parasitic crowd, who do not know how to earn money by the sweat of their brows.
And just so we all are clear here's something else for the record:
The staff here at PYY does not believe Mr. Rangel to be a coward, Ms. Pelosi is the coward. Mr. Rangel is a race-baiting, tax-cheating, coward. I think that pretty much sums it up.