November 16th, 2010
11:54 AM ET
12 years ago

BREAKING: Ethics committee finds Rangel guilty

Washington (CNN) - A House ethics subcommittee found Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, guilty Monday on multiple violations of House rules.

Filed under: Charlie Rangel
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  1. Paul in LONG BEACH CA

    I don't understand this. Yesterday they said that with all the information and files they had for the last 20 years they could not find anything incriminating. Now he is guilty?

    November 16, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Tony

    So what. Nothing will come of this. The crooked bum will continue to do business as usual, his so-called constituents will keep voting the dog back into office. He will eventual leave that office and draw hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax payers money. Yep, and we call it a "government", what a joke, what a shame, and what a disgrace.

    November 16, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  3. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Other corrupt politicians have done hard time... This guy needs to now be PROSECUTED by the Justice Dept. Ooopss, sorry, they are busy suing Arizona and trying to smuggle KSM into NYC for a trial.

    (tap, tap on the wrist) BAD Charlie, BAD CHARLIE! Now please promise me you won't get caught doing this again, I mean won't do this again. Please take your honored seat in the House and continue serving your country and constituents as you have done in the past. Just please don't charge as much, there's a recession you know.

    November 16, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  4. Janis Holmes

    Let's simplify this. How about a raid in both the House and Senate while they are enclosed in a given area? Let's take all the criminals, sex offenders, tax avoiders from both parties. If we bust all corrupt politicians, even the newly elected, will we need to have new elections? Who will be standing?

    November 16, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  5. j r

    The single biggest nest of criminals and terrorists is in Congress.

    November 16, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  6. Son of CSM.Wiggins

    Hey tony that just means that his constitutes trust a crook more than. Racist tea tard what's wrong with that. I'm just id vote for a 5th grader before I vote for any conservative

    November 16, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. Sherri W.W.

    You can bet that Mr.Rangel is no worse,and probably a lot better than some of the others! Whatever~this man has given 50 yrs to public service and I am sure,has done many good things in that time! Until ALL of us get back to a more "neighborly"way of thinking about EVERYTHING,this country will continue going downhill for sure!

    November 16, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. PHIL

    The politicians feel they can create rules for us peons to follow yet they feel they are above the law. In Massachusetts we are a haven for such crooks and yet they are always re-elected. Most recently, John Tierney who along with wife filed false tax returns. His wife admitted in court receiving almost 8 million dollars (among the other charges) from her federally convicted felon brothers in the past few years and it was never reported on their tax returns. Tierney is now back in Washington. Why hasn't he been investigated? Let's get all the bums OUT!

    November 16, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Just remember... if this was you or me, we'd be dressed in prison orange."

    Oh? Please enlighten us regarding the myriad examples of people thrown in jail after being found guilty by an administrative adjucation that offers no right to a jury for non-criminal ethics violations. Ready? Go...

    What's that? Can't find any? Maybe that's because you're completely and utterly misinformed. Time to pick up a book. I would suggest you start with something at your reading level such as Clifford The Big Red Dog or some such.

    November 16, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  10. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Again, rightwing gerbals like Fair is Fair, though self-styled as "constructionists", fail miserably and hypocritically when it comes to understanding the constitution and congressional rules. Wrangle was prosecuted for breaking the House rules, NOT CIVIL OR FEDERAL CRIMES!

    So a statement like "if this was you or me, we'd be dressed in prison orange" shows a marvelous level of partisan ignorance befitting nicely the gaggle of rightwing drama queens and ignorant Tea-tards that populate today's [R] party.

    November 16, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    It seems to me the only person giving our fine country the one finger salute is hughglass, with his drama queen sense for the hyperbole. So you say Rangle's crime "is the equivalent of him committing mass murders"? OH REALLY??!! What a mindless cretin.

    And it is this very kind of vacuous neo-tard that gave the fox his job back guarding the chickenhouse this past election! Perhaps we should institute some DNA testing at the poles before allowing just any being to vote. My pet fish has a better grasp of morals and politics than hughglass.

    November 16, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Chris

    Now that this trial is out of the way, can we now prosecute Bush for war crimes? I fully think that this guy should go to prison, along with all of the other people in government who are also guilty of ethics violations. If you think that this type of stuff is limited to one party or the other, you are sadly mistaken.

    November 16, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Roan

    He will do what all Democrats do and serve out his term honorably. If he killed someone he could have retained a leadership position.

    November 16, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
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