A new set of potential problems in Rep. Charles Rangel's financial papers has prompted the tax-writing lawmaker to decide to hire a forensic accounting expert to try to unravel the mess.And we all know what Pelosi would be saying if this were a Republican on the Ways and Means Committee. It's the typical Democrat tactic when one of their own is caught with a hand in the cookie jar: defend, defend, defend, deny, deny, deny... even if they're marched off to the slammer. The New York Times (yes the New. York. Times.) disagrees with Pelosi and rightly takes Rangel to task calling for him to at least temporarily surrender the gavel until his alleged improprieties are sorted out.
Rangel, chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, is already the subject of ethics committee investigations on several fronts, including unreported income and unpaid taxes on his beach house in the Dominican Republic.
Despite Republican calls for Rangel to be stripped of his Ways and Means Committee chairmanship, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CBS 2 HD it is not going to happen.
Monday, September 15, 2008
More Errors For Rep. Rangel; Hires New Account