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.
Oh Owwww, baliff whack his peepee, that's some sever punishment being dished out! Now what about the other tax cheating, special interest real estate deals and mountain of other corrupt things Old Charlie Rangle has gotten caught at being involved in? Pelousy can't drain the swamp, it would be self defeating, everyone knows pond scum and single cell organisms must have water to survive....
If she was doing her job, she would have been out in front calling for his removal.
He did not know the rules like she did not know what the CIA was telling her, what a speaker we have....
Please CNN, go back and check the remarks that Pelosi and Steny Hoyer made when Tom DeLay was admonished by the Ethics Committee. It will show the public the bald face corruption, lies and just plain sliminess of the liberals.
Pelosi is worse than a snake bite! Go home!
I think the article should be titled "Professional Courtesy: One Crook To Another".
It would seem that Piglosi and Rangel are the pot and the kettle. Piglosi can't call Rangel black without Rangel proving that she is too! I am sure Rangel knows where all of the Pigs skeletons are buried. Once again the Ethicsless Committee proves that it is indeed ethicsless by not really burying Rangel. Just a couple of ardent supporters of the AKA serving as president.
Pat: are you nuts or what??? Rangel needs to be kicked out of congress and if Pelosi continues to support him she should go to. What a pathetic woman Pelosi is.
Geez, one stupid incompetent supporting another stupid incompetent! Now that's a real shocker!!
Did anybody vote for CHANGE?
Now you got what you've asked for
Don't blame anybody else if you did....
Get rid of both of them! Wait , don't stop there!
When is San Francisco going to take off their Birkenstocks, put down their granola bar, wake up and vote this idiot out? Hmmm,... probably when they get taxed into oblivion,... maybe there's hope and change on the horizon after all....
p.s. I can't wait for November... Maybe I'll pull an "ACORN" and by some additional votes
Tom DeLay was admonished by the Ethics Committee and Pelosi was calling for him to resign (which he did), Rangel was admonished by the same committee and she gives him her full support. I don't understand Nancy.
I am really not sure which of these two is the bigger disgrace – let's just call it even and know thta the citizens of this great country are truly not being served. Rangel ought ot be ousted not supported and Pelosi really needs to reevaluate what her job is as an ELECTED official. Look up political cronyism in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of these two.
Pelosi would come to the rescue of John
Dillinger if he were a democrat.
It's the old story of protecting your party even
if it hurts America.
Both_Pelosi_Rangel . They all Crook and same kind LIE to American . Why We still support Them? Wake up American. Kick them out the house this year. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee
What double-standard coming from Democrats! Remember in 2004 Nancy was the first one to call for DeLay's resignation exactly for the same charges that Rangel is accused of? What hypocrite this woman is! And how can she look people straight in the eye and defend this corrupt man? Your time is coming to an end, Nancy, so enjoy it while it lasts.
One corrupt person supporting another no surprise here. The dems will be out of power in Nov. then these thugs will answer to the American people
Socialist minds are not troubled by problems with ethics. If Nancy found problems with ethics she wouldn't have insisted on a jumbo size, huge carbon footprint jet airplane (paid for by taxpayers) to carry her back and forth between California and Washington DC every week. With plenty of trips for her family members. If she cared about such things she wouldn't be doing that. But, good socialist that she is, she will exploit the people for her personal gain. Same as all socialists. Same as Charlie Rangel.
When Queen Nancy took over as speaker of the house, she gave a speech. In that speech she claimed that the party was over in that members of the GOP really had screwed things up and acted less than desireable–she was right, they screwed up royally.. With that said, if Nancy wants to look somewhat credible which I know is a stretch, she should demand that old Charlie resign.
Vote Congress out, “you are fired” if they are in. Vote them out this fall no matter what party they belong to, and in the next election and every election going forward until they become the servants of the people once more.
What a crock. I'm just a simple guy but I know my employers ethics rules. This guy is the chair of a powerful comittee, I just can't believe he is that dumb. If he is he needs to be demoted at the very least. Look we all know this is BS. Frankly, it agian shows the lack of honesty and credibility in Washington. Replace them all.
Unreal. The Speaker of the House supported a censured member AGAINST the decision of the ethics committee.
Pelosi is the most corrupt Speaker in US history, no contest.
Hey where are the Democrat regulars on this blog: Dominican Mama, If You Want Something, Sniffit?
You sure are quiet all of a sudden....