February 26, 2010

Nancy Pelosi "Rangels" With the Truth

PELOSI FACT CHECK: Chairman Rangel DID violate House rules

Speaker Pelosi: “All I saw was the press release where they said he did not violate the rules of the House.” (The Hill, 2/26/10)

Ethics Report: “The Report further finds that Representative Charles B. Rangel violated the House gift rule by accepting payment or reimbursement for travel to the 2007 and 2008 conferences.” (Statement of the Chair and Ranking Republican Member of the Ethics Committee, 2/26/10)

The House ethics committee found that Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel violated House gift rules by accepting corporate-funded trips to the Caribbean through an organization called the Carib News. Rangel has a long history with the Caribbean. He owns rental property in Jamaica which he did not report income on for years. He also uses a rent controlled apartment meant for the poor as his office in New York. This is the guy that Nancy Pelosi chose to run the most powerful committee in the House.
- The ongoing saga of Charlie Rangel: Why now’s the time he needs to step down
- Documents Show Rangel Had Info on Corporate-Sponsored Trips to Caribbean
Gary Bauer observed: "With his long list of ethics violations, Rep. Rangel is a heavy albatross around the Democrats’ necks. Republican candidates across the country will surely highlight Rangel as an example of the type of entrenched and corrupt politician who needs to be shown the door."

ARRA News Service

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