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