Rangel “admonished” for ethics violations

rangelCorruptocrat Charlie Rangel was “admonished” by the House Ethics Committee for travel violations. They found that he illegally accepted Caribbean trips from corporate sponsors. Of course this amounts to nothing more than a, “Hey Charlie, be a little more discreet next time” from the ethics panel.

Rangel did not take kindly to the finding however:

But Rangel, who read the findings aloud at a news conference, took issue with the concept that staffers’ actions could be “imputed” to him.

“I don’t want to be critical of the committee, but the common sense dictates that members of Congress should not be held responsible for what could be the wrongdoing of, or mistakes occur, as a staff unless there’s reason to believe the member knew or should have known. And there’s nothing in the record to indicate the latter,” he said. “So I have to now deal with my lawyer as to what the hell do they mean that something’s imputed. Does it mean that no matter what a staff member does if the member doesn’t know it that the member could be charged and admonished publicly for it?”

So it’s not his fault – his staff messed up. SHEEESH!

Read the whole thing here and here.


3 Responses to “Rangel “admonished” for ethics violations”

  1. I guess I agree with what you are saying although I don’t want too :p

  2. […] launches re-election campaign Corruptocrat Charlie Rangel has had his share of problems (more here and here) in the past year but he apparently doesn’t think it has harmed his chances of […]

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