February 26th, 2010
03:10 PM ET
5 years ago

Pelosi supports Rangel over ethics charges

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Charlie Rangel over ethics charges against him.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Charlie Rangel over ethics charges against him.

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared Friday to defend Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, over ethics charges that led to his admonishment.

"They have said he did not knowingly violate the rules," she told reporters after thanking the ethics committee for its work. "They did not take action against him. They just said he did not willfully break the rules."

Rangel was formally admonished Friday by the House's ethics committee for violating rules on receiving gifts.


Filed under: Charlie Rangel • Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. annie against biased news

    Sure she supports him – she is just as big a crook as he is! I have an idea – let's all stop paying taxes since it is okay for politicians it should be okay for the people who pay their wasted salaries.

    February 26, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. EJ

    WHY is everyone so SHOCKED by ethics violations in Washington?

    WHY?

    Haven't Americans LEARNED THEIR LESSONS YETS?

    Haven't Americans ALL gotten use to hearing about ethics violations when it comes to their FAVORITE politicians like Ex-Governor Sarah Palin?

    THIS IS NOT NEWS PEOPLE!!!!

    Politicians are full of themselves, they are the biggest ABUSERS of all and yet YOU voted them into office so they can HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE while they run amuck!!! LOL.

    Don't you just love the hypocrisy in America? Americans BASH Rangel, but THEY VOTED HIM into office. So who's to blame here?

    Americans need to PUT UP or SHUT UP. When you vote for people you need to DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! The days for just voting to vote is long gone. Americans need to start taking ownership for their own voting decisions and STOP PASSING THE BUCK!!

    February 26, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  3. Elliott Carlin

    Pelosi supports Rangle

    In other news, OJ supports Charles Manson.

    February 26, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. U.S. Common Sense

    Of course she supports him. What else do you expect a liberal to do ... punish one of their own?!?!?!

    February 26, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  5. Bill

    Pelosi wouldn't know an ethic if it bit her on the behind.

    February 26, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  6. jrzshor

    you gotta love a job where unethical behavior is more than acceptable, it is often a mark of a successful politician.

    February 26, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  7. Brian from NJ

    But she had no issue with coming down on Wilson for being nothing more than a jerk?!?!?

    This is just another reason Americans have lost complete faith in our Congress... Rangel is as crooked as they get.

    Vote out all House incumbents... except Ron Paul... then we can start voting out the lifers in the Senate who have done nothing but made things worse... enough is enough!

    February 26, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. Keith in Austin

    Nice Pic! Little Richard's father and "the Joker"!

    Is this what the Democrat party has come to? The answer is a resounding YES!

    February 26, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
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