November 18th, 2010
06:07 PM ET

Committee votes to censure Rep. Charlie Rangel

A House of Representatives committee has voted 9-1 to recommend that Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, be censured by the House and be required to pay restitution for any unpaid taxes.


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  1. bill

    they need to put him in jail and pay back

    November 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoArizona

      If it were an ordinary citizen it would be federal prison time. But not for the Democratic Congressman

      November 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoArizona

      Recall Rangel. . . Recall Rangel. . . Recall Rangel.

      November 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Drew

    Yay! I can't think of a better use of the house's time than spending fifteen minutes so that the GOP can trot this guy out as an indictment of all Democrats ever and the heralding of a new golden age of politics: a possible $200 million debt reduction, an investigation to look into the possibility of repealing certain aspects of the healthcare law once they've decided what parts they don't like after getting someone else to read it for them, and not giving the unemployed any money unless we make it up from the shortfall of a policy they came together as a block to vote against. That's change I can believe in, baby!

    November 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. phil if having an (R) after your name denotes honesty. This particular crook happens to have a (D) noted after his name, and he, Rangel, should be arrested, not "censured". (whatever censure means) And 200 billion isn't even a drop in the debt bucket. We owe the frigging Caymen Islands over 250 billion. That should give you some perspective. Now you tell me, Drew, how much do we owe Chima?

    November 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ian

    9-1 ???? Would love to know who the one was. Are you kidding me? Who on earth is going on record as not censuring this man. This guy should be in jail.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ian

    Ow! That red mark on Charlie's wrist looks so painful! What a joke! . (R) or (D) they've all got their little snouts in that trough of public moolah. Sloppy? Please. Sloppy is one or two errors NOT mails selliwng your influence to multiple ceos. Nwwwot reporting income for over ten years.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. alanjro

    That's bit of good news, all the corrupt politicians should be treated same way.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. i rock

    No bannanas for him

    November 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Laurie

    (R) or (D) it doesn't matter, they are all crooks! It saddens me to see the shape our country is in.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Truth

    If he were a white republican he would be carted off to prison. This was his break for being black and a political for over 40 years. I see no reason for him to represent anyone, except himself.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Avon Barksdale

    Ian, its weird to hear evil white people talking about someone going to prison considering your notorious past.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. duke

    If he were white, he'd have his own reality show by now,
    And if he had a(R) after his name he'd be on fox news,being called a hero,
    Just like Oliver North!!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. duke

    Same song people,
    Different singers,
    Stop letting them divide us!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Avon Barksdale

    "The Truth" you sound like an idiot. White people owe HUNDREDS OF TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BLACK PEOPLE (and its really more than that!). You are in no position to talk to a black person about prison when YOU ARE IN DEBT.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      White people owe millions, trillions? to whom? Are you stillbringing up the reparations for slaverry?? to whom does that get paid? It would only be teh survvors and being 150 yrs ago there are none left. and who is responsible? thise who had slaves! My family did not arrive in america until maybe 100 yrs ago. why would I be responsible. and if you weren't so racist, you'd be able to see rangel is CORRUPT! iF he was white nad repuiblican YOU'd BE cllaing for jail time and be outraged if h e didn't get it. You'd probably burned down your city in protest and expect white america to rebuild it. You KNOW I'm right!!

      November 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Avon Barksdale

    I'm sick of evil white people talking trash about black people. WHITE PEOPLE STILL HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS THAT HAS NEVER DRIED. He shouldnt have to go to jail or pay back taxes! You owe him!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Avon Barksdale

    Or you can come "work" for me. And maybe after...6, 700 years of "work" your debt should be paid off. Sounds pretty fair to me!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
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