New York — Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) wants the House to issue a formal reprimand — rather than the more serious censure — as his punishment for violating ethics rules.
Sources with knowledge of Rangel’s plans also said the 80-year-old New York Democrat will ask the House ethics committee, which found him guilty of 11 ethics violations Nov. 16, for permission to speak to the full House before any sanction is carried out.
These sources also noted that Rangel had signed an agreement in late July — which Republicans on the committee ultimately rejected — admitting to several ethics violations with reprimand as the punishment. That agreement was negotiated by Blake Chisam, chief counsel and staff director for the ethics committee, the sources said.
And Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), who chaired the special subcommittee that conducted the Rangel probe, told reporters July 30 that the panel had recommended a reprimand for Rangel. Green later retracted those comments under pressure from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the full ethics committee.
Read entire article at Politico.com
Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE:
Jay-Z’s “Decoded” Lands On NY Times Best Seller List [from TheUrbanDaily.com]
Kanye Gets Booed During Thanksgiving Day Parade [VIDEO] [from TheUrbanDaily.com]
2010 Soul Train Music Awards [PERFORMANCES] [from HelloBeautiful.com]
Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Gets Drunk, Makes Out With Girl [from HelloBeautiful.com]
Singer/Songwriter Bobby Caldwell Dies at 71
Tisha Campbell-Martin Responds To Duane and Will Smith Gay Rumors
REPORT: Sean Lampkin, Best Known as Nipsey on "Martin," Dies at 54
Everything You Missed From Women's Empowerment 2023/Soul II Soul Tour!
Kandi & Tiny Respond To Critics After Saying Xscape Has Larger Fanbase Than SWV & Demanding They Headline Tour
Alicia Keys: "Girl On Fire" [AUDIO]
Willis Reed, New York Knicks Legend, Dies at 80
Spice Announces Her Third Pregnancy: ‘God Has Been So Good To Me!’