December 2nd, 2010
04:34 PM ET
9 years ago

Rangel asks for 'fairness'

(CNN) Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, asked the House for "fairness" Thursday in imposing a punishment on him for ethics violations.

"Nobody has ever suffered the humiliation of a censure when ... (the ethics committee) found no evidence at all of corruption," Rangel said.

Filed under: Charlie Rangel
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. John Boehner is the dumbest person to become speaker

    Charlie, take your punishment like a man, not like a spineless jellyfish like Ensign or Vitter.

    December 2, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    OK, fairness would be handcuffed, perp walked and jailed for years. I am ALL for fairness you crook!

    December 2, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. I voted for neither

    Charlie, you sound pathetic. You stand in the corner, get told "Bad Charlie, don't do that Charlie" then go and have a beer. You got caught on eleven counts, take your "punishment" and drop a set.

    Anyone else in this country would be in jail.

    December 2, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. BAS

    Oh Please – we'd be in jail! fairness? Really?

    December 2, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    They said they have the proof, without question, Mr. Rangel. Perhaps your hearing is suffering from age.

    December 2, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  6. Bob in Pa

    Fairness – How about resign and go to Jail like every average citizen that doesn't pay their taxes.
    You are a criminal Charlie, plain and simple.

    December 2, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  7. Larry

    A few years in prison would be appropriate IMHO, but I don't suppose the committee has that authority.

    December 2, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    Oh well! I guess the GLOVE FIT – so they couldn't ACQUIT!!!

    December 2, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  9. Albo58

    What a pathetic, remorseless THIEF!

    December 2, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |