November 18th, 2010
01:47 PM ET

Ethics counsel recommends Rangel censure

The chief counsel of the House ethics committee concluded Thursday that Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, should be censured by the House of Representatives in response to multiple rules violations committed by the 20-term congressman.

"Disciplinary action in this matter is necessary," R. Blake Chisam said. "This is about the institution (of the House) and the ultimate test for the
institution is whether members behave creditably."

Rangel, who was found guilty of the violations on Tuesday, pleaded for "a drop of fairness and mercy" in part out of recognition of his lengthy public
record.

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  1. Richard in Texas

    Concidering his service and the good ole network that is politics that is about what I expected to happen.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. WILLARD BULLOCK

    He need keep resgin his congerssman
    I am not trust on demorcratic ...............

    November 18, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Frank

    People of the United States,
    This decision today proves how absolutely Corrupt this Government is and what type of double standard that exsists.Change needs to come very very quicky to save this country or we will disolve into Kaos.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    PS,
    If this were you or I and we did not report 600K on our taxes,our homes and assets would be seized by the IRS and we would be thrown in Federal Prison for 10 years.Needless to say thats not going to happen to Charlie Rangle.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 4ever4ever

    Wow what is this world coming to?

    November 19, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. THE BODDIE

    Why do white people smell like bacon? And why do u name your brats PIPER?

    November 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |