March 3rd, 2010
10:26 AM ET
10 years ago

Pelosi accepts Rangel's leave of absence

(CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime ally of Rep. Charlie Rangel, said in a statement she has accepted his request for a leave of absence from the House Ways and Means chairmanship:

"Chairman Charlie Rangel has informed me of his request for a leave of absence from his duties and responsibilities as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. I will honor his request.

"I commend Chairman Rangel for his decades of leadership on jobs, health care, and the most significant economic issues of the day."

Filed under: Charlie Rangel • Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Ken in NC

    NO, I honestly beleive he is doing this on his own. NO, I really beleive no one encouraged him to do this. These are the remarks made by my Republican Response Machine.

    March 3, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Gary

    Rangel needs to resign from the house completely. His presence makes the Democrats look corrupt.

    March 3, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Judy

    Leave of Absence? If Pelosi was sincere in her words, "draining the swamp" she would've demanded his resignation. Oh that's right, Rangel is a DEMOCRAT. That does make a difference.

    March 3, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
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