Saturday, November 7, 2009

Charlie Rangel Tells Boehner He Won't Answer Question Because It Might Violate House Ethics Rules (Video)

Too much. Tax cheat Charles Rangel says he won't answer Rep. John Boehner's question because he doesn't want to violate House Ethics rules.

Remember, as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rangel writes the tax laws.

Republicans had asked Mr. Rangel to step down last September.

Speaker Pelosi's initial response was in defense of Rangel, whom she called "a very distinguished member of the House of Representatives".

Less than a week later, Speaker Pelosi quietly asked Rangel to step aside.

In November, Pelosi said a House Ethics Committee report would be finished and released by January 3rd.

But then in early December, Pelosi said that she "I don't foresee" him losing his post.

On January 3rd, Rangel again denied any wrongdoing... ...and the report was nowhere to be found.

Rangel continues his chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee in the new, 111th Congress.

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