July 29th, 2010
11:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Pelosi calls for accountability in cases such as Rangel's

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that there must be ‘accountability’ in cases of ethical transgressions.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that there must be ‘accountability’ in cases of ethical transgressions.

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday - in response to a question about New York Rep. Charlie Rangel - that there must be "accountability" and "transparency" in cases of ethical transgressions.

"Holding a high ethical standard is a serious responsibility ... and a top priority" for the House Democratic leadership, she said.

In terms of political fallout from the Rangel case, "the chips will fall where they may," she said.

Pelosi said she did not know what direction the ethics committee will take when it unveils its specific charges against Rangel on Thursday afternoon.


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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. worriedmom

    ha,ha, coming from Nancy Pelosi that means nothing. If she was so wanting to drain the swamp, this Rangel thing would have never come this far.
    Nancy please go to Confession, you have lied again

    July 29, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Don't flatter yourselves GOP hypocrties. Last time I checked you had plenty of scumbags in your own party: Cunningham (still in jail), Sen. Stevens found guilty of bribes, Sen Vitter's D.C. hooker scandal, Sen. Craig pled guilty to airport bathroom "activity"...what else? Foley, DeLay,
    Ensign...and many more.

    July 29, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Eric

    cough (Culture of Corruption) cough cough

    July 29, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. "transparency"

    it should be automatic, it shouldn't be something that is discovered and this drawn out, it costs so much money because it has been allowed to happen, no one is watching

    July 29, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. Hugo

    "Holding a high ethical standard is a serious responsibility ... and a top priority" for the House Democratic leadership, she said.
    ______________________________
    Right ahead of destroying our Constitution and enforcing our laws!
    GI Joe July 29th, 2010 12:42 pm ET

    Make him switch to Republican – he'd fit right in with the swindlers and adulterers that are currently in that party and won't resign.
    ___________
    I'm sorry Joe, which members of the right do you mean like John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Chris Dodd, Tim Geithner, John Kerry or Tom Daschle?

    July 29, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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