Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fire Rangel 2.0

Remember when the New York Post summed it up with their headline "Fire Rangel."

Here's another headline. This one will make your eyes pop!
Rangel-ing: Charlie Pays 'Angels' In Ethics Probe, Harlem Congressman Gave Campaign Contributions To 3 Dems On Ethics Committee Charged With Investigating Him.
"I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there's none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I'm going to respond," Rangel said.

There may be a reason for Rangel's arrogance. CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.

Charlie's "angels" on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel.

Only Welch sees something wrong with being financial beholden to Charlie.

"In an abundance of caution, he has returned all campaign contributions from Mr. Rangel," said spokesman Bob Rogan, Welch's Chief of Staff.

It amounted to nearly 20 grand.
So Pelosi is protecting this egregious tax-cheat after pledging to drain the corruption from Congress. Classic.

Well tax-cheats to roam freely throughout Congress and Obama's administration. And Rangel has been cheating for so long, why on earth would he have thought he'd have gotten caught - especially after bribing his fellow Representatives?

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