November 16th, 2010
11:54 AM ET
11 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
soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Bob

    Rangel should be thrown out of Congress and charged with theft of public moeny for his corrupt tenure feeding at the public trough.

    November 16, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. tonythegiz

    now go stand in the corner for an hour then get back to stealing the "peoples" money

    November 16, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. Dan

    He should be kicked out and made an example of, this kind of behavior can no longer be accepted. But in the real world he will get a hand slap and be elected the next three terms or until he dies of old age... sad how the government works.

    November 16, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. Steve from Wisconsin

    Wow, this slap on the wrist should hurt Charlie, because the ultimate effect on him will be ........... oh, that's right – nothing!

    November 16, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  5. carter

    and... what does that mean.. probably not get anything when he should be stripped of office and jailed

    November 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  6. wiserbud


    Ummmmm, the Republicans haven't taken over yet. This was a Dem House that found him guilty. Nice try, though.

    Chances are this was rushed through quickly to get this off the docket before the Republicans took control of the House and perhaps gave Charlie the punishment that he actually deserves..

    November 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  7. SayWhat

    He is an incompetent hack, but at least he was not caught handing out checks from tobacco lobbyists on the floor of the House before a vote on a bill that would affect the tobacco industry. That type of conduct is reserved for the honorable House Speaker Boehner.

    November 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  8. Aaron

    They should throw him out and make him work a soup line for 15 hours a week.

    November 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. dominic

    These crooks need to go to jail for a LONG, LONG TIME. That's the only way we are going to restore a measure of honesty and integrity to our political system. Slapping them on the wrist only serves to encourage others to follow the same dishonest path.

    November 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  10. Ben Dover

    This was probably just his initiation into the brotherhood of the Bilderberg Group.

    What they gonna do about it?

    November 16, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. Al

    Great, send him to jail!

    November 16, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  12. fill

    Put this arrogant piece of crap in a suit in prison.

    November 16, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  13. Whosiwhatzit

    So now it's official. Rangle is a crook. Now tell me something I didn't know. "Nothing to see here people – just another criminal Democrat in congress caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Move along now....."

    You know....when the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee cheats on his taxes, he SHOULD go to jail. (Yes – I know he's no longer chairman of that committee, but he was when he committed the crimes he's been charged with.)

    November 16, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  14. jasmine

    I doubt that they will do much of anything to the guy. They watch out for each other. You just watch. The next time he shows up on the House floor, his fellow Democrats will give him a standing ovation. And if the Dems had not lost control of the House, I guarantee that he would have been allowed to retain his committee leadership position(s).

    The Justice Department should go after him for tax evasion, but, since Holder is in charge, they won't.

    November 16, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  15. The1

    Yippee another corrupt politician. Can we look for more small fish to fry?

    November 16, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  16. Meremortal

    The most ethical congress evah! Nancy told me so.

    November 16, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  17. Kevin Hawes

    Let them treat him like a mere mortal or one of us. His lack of remorse and above the law (laws he helped write and oversee) attitude is disgusting. Showing us the ugly side of politics yet again. Lets let Judge Judy sentence him.

    November 16, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  18. Awkins

    Aw, why the long face, Charlie? At least you'll get to stay in office beacause you're a democrat and not a republican. Republicans have been booted out for far less.

    November 16, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  19. Luke

    Another poster child for term limits

    November 16, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    Huh. A Dem controlled Congress is punishing a Dem for violating ethics rules. Interesting...sounds like theiy're doing some house cleaning. When's the last time we heard (and do really EVER expect to see) a GOPer controlled Congress punish a GOPer for violating ethics rules? After all, most of them are the same GOPers who tried to impeach a Dem POTUS for his "questionable ethics" for getting some brain in the Oval Office. Will we finally see them start cleaning their glass houses during their "second chance"? If I had to put my money on it, however, I'd say people like Ensign, Vitter, et al, are feeling mighty safe right now.

    November 16, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  21. firstpoppa

    That was fast. Now they can slap him on the wrist and say 'they drained the swamp', whereas if they'd dragged this out, the Republicans would probably have had him expelled. Not that his constituents wouldn't send him right back. Essentially saying "He might be a crook, but he's OUR crook!".

    November 16, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  22. hughglass

    If there was any questions that ethics in Congress is a joke, this confirms it. The Rangel fiasco is the equivalent of him committing mass murder, fleeing @ 100 MPH through a school zone, hitting a couple of kids and then being convicted of parking in a loading zone. It appears that the only real check on ethics in Washington was a sense of honor and duty.The ethics committee would merely expose the violations and the culprit, having betrayed the public trust, would resign in disgrace. Think Nixon. Clinton (with the support of the media) changed all that, and Rangel takes to a new level. Can't wait for Waters! Now a days, the scum serving in Washington, lie, cheat and steal and when exposed laugh and give America the one finger salute.

    November 16, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  23. john, PA

    make an example for all the corrupt politicians; put him in prison.

    November 16, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  24. Government Ltd.

    Man this TEA Party business is out of control, about time!

    November 16, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  25. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Well looky here! I guess there are still critters in the swamp Nancy!


    November 16, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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