November 15th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Ethics committee won't grant Rangel's delay request

[Updatedat 10:31 a.m.] California Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the chairwoman of the House ethics committee, said Monday the subcommittee reviewing allegations against New York Rep. Charlie Rangel will not grant his request for a delay in order to raise funds for a new legal team.

[Posted at 9:49 a.m.] Rep. Charlie Rangel walked out of his ethics committee hearing Monday morning, complaining that he has not had sufficient time to hire a legal team.

The committee then continued meeting behind closed doors.

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  1. CaptainObvious

    Lol@ Parrot

    November 15, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. You sir, are no Kennedy. Kennedy KNEW ethics

    Rangel has been too busy looking up the word 'ethics' to hire counsel.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. sanfod

    All of the Politicens in this country are pack of venomous snakes put in congress to kill each other & we the people having fun @ their expense.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tloggia

    A crook always looks for a way to make it look like it's not him but everyone else that's wrong....Charlie Rangel is the worst kind of crook, taking advantage of those who helped him get to where he, sometimes at a great cost and then stole from them.

    He is a disgusting example of everything that's wrong with folks......take is all he knows while pretending to be the peoples friend.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. FIST BUMP

    Hey Hippos, you all want to cast the first stone don't ya. Hasn't congress violated Ethics rule for the last 10 years. So now they want to brand one man. Do you know what they call Politicians and Voter in my house, Dump and Dumper.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Al

    Congress has to have completed three terms to get full benefits not two years. But yeah they need to get him (Rangel) out of office. It is not Democrats or Republicans ; it is lowlifes getting elected to office by the people who are too lazy to research an vote. Rangel is the Boss Tweed of his day.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. CaptainObvious

    It's clear that the inmates are running the asylum. This whole country needs an enema. Anyone fooled by this media circus should be shot. Whiskey it's systemic among all politicians of every color and party affiliation. The people keep putting it off like it will fix itself.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. AZ Dem

    Yeah Rangel should have done himself a favor and just retired after his last term in Congress. Would've saved himself a LOT of embarrassment and his party as well. Democrats aren't going to be able to stand with him on this issue and the Republicans I'm sure can't wait to use Pelosi's words against her..."draining the swamp"

    November 15, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. JackieB

    Well, I'm going to still vote for him no matter what! He and my man Barack promised me a free house and car, and I ain't gonna let nobody interfer. Power to the people!!!!!!

    November 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. 517blingdongding

    God bless you Chas. Rangell.

    November 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. greggo

    Sherri you ignorant s–t! YOU are the problem with this country! Get your head out of your butt and try to take an HONEST look at yourself and your representatives. If you are capable of even minutely understanding the world around you.

    November 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SOS

    Just another piece of garbage. The reason the USA is in the final days

    November 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Preston Hurt Jr

    Most people seem to want Rangel out of congress and thrown in jail. What he did was not smart, however he is not a corrupt man. If he steps down, that should be up to him. He should not be forced out. Take a good look at the former President Bush cabinet. They were all corrupt with the exception of Colin Powell, and none of them stepped down voluntarily.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tom-e chrstn

    @WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot: You sound like an Oreo cookie to me! And sgt. what ever your name is, I bet you two would make a nice couple.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
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