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July 30, 2010

Shock: After Careful Consideration and Dispassionate Review of the Evidence, Democrats Decide to Seek Lightest Possible Penalty for Good-Time Charlie Rangel

Wow. Am I the only one blindsided by this?

The House ethics investigatory subcommittee recommended that Rep. Charlie Rangel be reprimanded, which is the least severe punishment, according to a new report.

The disclosure was made today by Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), who is the panel's chairman.

A reprimand falls below expulsion and censure on the list of available punishments.

Note that there was talk of Rangel making a deal, but if the worst he can face (after trial in the House) is basically one step above a Formal Snubbing, I'd say the man might as well roll the dice, eh?

Except, of course, the Republicans who will control the House might not be willing to leave it at this level, should his case not be resolved by then.


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