November 15th, 2010
02:06 PM ET

Rangel walks out of ethics hearing

Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, walked out of his House ethics subcommittee hearing Monday, complaining that he has not had sufficient time to hire a new legal team to respond to corruption
allegations.

The subcommittee rejected Rangel's request to delay the hearing until a new defense team is assembled.

Rangel faces 13 allegations, include failing to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic, misuse of a rent-controlled apartment for political purposes and improper use of government mail service and letterhead.

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  1. Michigan girl

    All i see is hes had what i believe to be an adequate amount of time to lawyer up why didnt he it makes him look worse because he knows how the system works not about political party or race its about the system

    November 16, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rob Gee

    I like Charles Rangel; compared to any Republican he is a Saint. He should give no attention to his persecutors. Because all of them are a million times worse. (Our Government is not of the people. It is of the corporation and the military industrial complex. That needs to change. The bloated military budget is 60% of our economy. That is insane is is the literal definition of facism. Obama should back him. I hope Ranel kicks some hippocritical ass. An unbiased media not owned by big monopolies and people from other countries would report all sides fairly. Oh, I used some letterhead to ask for money. So freakin what. Lower my postal bills. The post office is a privitized nightmare. Give me a job so I can pay my fair tax.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. condor

    Charlie Boy got what he deserved..... Now get out of the capitol and go home and eat a BANNANA

    November 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
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