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November 16, 2010

Breaking: House Ethics Panel Finds Rangel Guilty On 11 Of 13 Counts


Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel did break the rules and was convicted this morning of 11 of the 13 ethics violations leveled against him by a House panel.

A sanctions hearing, at a time yet to be determined, will decide what punishment he faces.

Possible punishments include a House vote deploring Rangel’s conduct, a fine and denial of privileges.

Rangel was not present when the committee rendered its decision.

Not sure how much they can do to him in the end. He's not going to be Chairman of Ways and Means because the Republicans are going to take over. They could prevent him from being the Ranking Member but that's not that big of a punishment. I doubt they'd kick him out and even if they did, he's already been elected to the next Congress. I really doubt the first act of the new GOP majority is going to be refusing to seat an 80 year old black guy.

I'm sure they'll think of something.

Thanks to tmi3rd for the heads up.

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