November 18th, 2010
06:22 PM ET
12 years ago

House committee votes to recommend Rangel be censured

(CNN) - A House of Representatives committee has voted 9-1 to recommend that Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, be censured by the House and be required to pay restitution for any unpaid taxes.

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  1. MarkieBee

    Was McCain censured for his actions in the center of the Keading loan scandal of the 1980s? You know, the scandal that cost the taxpayers BILLIONS? Nope. He was reprimanded. What a crock of crap. Did McCain pay taxes on the trips he took with Keating to the Bahamas? Nope. Did McCain pay taxes on the business dealings he made with with wife's family and Keating in Arizona? Nope. Sorry right wingers, if you don't know about McCain and other Rep[ublicans pulling this same crap then athat's because Fox News isn.t only censuring they censor. Rangel did wrong, no doubt. But when one group of senators escapes punsihment when another gets censured there's a problem.

    November 18, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Why can't you HOLD the NEWS until it is DONE – Jeez!

    November 18, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. Former Republican, now an Independent

    It is a shame to censure Rep. Rangel after letting Newt Gingrich get away with a reprimand for the following crimes:

    1997 – Rep. Newt Gingrich (Georgia): Complaint alleged improper use of official resources in preparation of a college course, conflict of interest, and improper use of tax-exempt entities in support of a college course (September 12, 1994); investigation was expanded to include allegations that Gingrich made false statements to Committee on Standards, his relationship with foundation/course violated foundation’s tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code, he used unofficial resources for official purposes, and his activities and relationship with another foundation (September 26, 1995); reprimanded and directed to reimburse $300,000, 395-28 (January 21, 1997)

    November 18, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. the real ib

    If this had been a conservative or republican he would be out of congress and in jail by now. Pathetic. No excuse for this.

    November 18, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. ED FL

    Precisely why term limits should be adopted . It would not give the Charlie Rangels and any house members to stay beyond 3 consecutive 2 yr terms,After a four year break they could run again in the event they did not walk away with enough money on their previous tour. Maybe if they had to work and pay for their medical instead of the freebees they would have some compassion for the taxpayers that give them that ridiculous package of benefits for a lifetime.

    November 18, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  6. Tim

    Further proof that all of these politicians are crooks and term limits are required. "Censure" have got to be kidding me. The man should be in jail.

    November 18, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  7. keepstuffingthis

    What this means is that Nancy Pelosi has to decide the punishment, how will that work out do you think? It is laughable. This is kind of like OJ getting away with it.

    November 18, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. Jeff Spangler

    Censure is far too lenient for acts an domissions which would be treated as crimes for most citizens. He should be expelled by his colleagues because his constitutents are too tolerant of his criminality.

    November 18, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  9. usndv

    Gee what a punishment ! Dems get another pass . Where is the investigation of the money ? Oh , dems get a pass

    November 18, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |