[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.
Dont blame him a bit!~WHEN will Wash.D.C.get on with the "business of the people"and,exceprt for MAJOR problems,forget these COSTLY AND NONSENSICAL "investigations"?~~And,if the Repubs start that NONSENSE AS SOON AS THEY GET IN I PREDICT WE WILL"throw the Repub Bums out"in 2012!
Sherri thinks that ethics violations are not worth investigators time. Excellent, then let's not investigate ANYONE and let then continue to break the law. Idiot.
Surely you can be serious?
Yeah Sherri - avoiding taxes and profiting from your office aren't really big things. They all should do it. Especially when they're chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
How dumb are you?
Sherri, you aren't very bright are you?
Hay pee brain Sherry
I believe the democrat majority put this off till after the election so it wouldnt influence the outcome of the elections
The majority party decides what gets brough up on the floor(in this case democrats)
people like you are what is wrong with this country, doesnt matter what your party does its all the other partys fault.
Let me guess you dont mind bills being passed without being read and everything is still bushs fault
The Democrats could have scored big for themselves before the election by booting this guy out, they could have then publically shown that they are truly against ALL corruption not just that of the opposite party. But neither party ever wants to punish their own, which is just one more proof the neither party should be trusted.
I heard on the radio this morning that he fired his previous legal team and was going to represent himself. Now he walks out because he hasn't had time to hire a legal team? lol?
This is one of the reasons why we need term limits for Congress
The voters have the power. The only problem is we all want to vote out every Congressman except the one who represents our district
Wow after all that and he still shows that he is in control of the situation. USA judiciary systems is screwed up.
He should be given a two week notice. Time for him to go.
next card? need it be said? he is a crook hang him out to dry strip him of his pension and send him back the streets to pimp nancy off
Oh!!!! poor Charlie Rangel so he did'nt pay taxes maybe he forgot ..? Maybe he forgot to hire a lawyer? Maybe he forgot the rules ? Maybe we should forget him at election time .... Kick this guy out!!!!!
This has been going on since July. How long does it take to hire a lawyer? He is the 3rd most ranking Democrat. The fact that he got re-elected shows how stupid the American voter reallly is. We deserve every bit of the mess we are in today.
The only problem is we all want to vote out every Congressman except the one who represents our district
The've been investigating him for years! The've been re-electing him for years! What's wrong with this picture?
Is he guilty? Unfortunately, in the sordid arena of our Washington political circus, all too often where there is smoke there is fire. The smoke here is thick enough to be cut with a knife.
What happened to due process? Calling people names dose not leave you any credability.
Try to say something thoughtful and constructivie
@Sherri W.W.- What happened to running the most ethical Congress in US history?
Is that a serious question? Did you honestly think this Congress would be ethical, led by The Wicked Witch of the West?
Rangle just said two weeks ago that he would represent himself. This is another stall tactic for this crooked Democrat who has unbelievably just been re-elected. Another reason why I think New Yorkers are nuts.