July 30, 2010

Doesn't the Eighth Amendment Pertain to Congressfolk?

Rep. Charles Rangel might have to face...a rebuke.

WASHINGTON The panel that charged New York Democrat Charles Rangel with 13 counts of ethical misdeeds recommended he receive a relatively mild rebuke by the full House, one of the investigators said Friday.

The House ethics committee has a range of punishments it can administer or recommend to the full House. A reprimand is simply a vote by the House to express displeasure with a member's conduct, and would follow a finding of guilt in a trial.


Poke her with the soft cushions!!!!!

111th Congress Posted by John Kranz at July 30, 2010 5:26 PM

Two steps below as strongly-worded letter from the United Nations. Somebody owes Adam Clayton Powell an apology.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 30, 2010 5:39 PM

Merciful Zeus, Powell and Rangel have held that seat since 1945.

Posted by: jk at July 30, 2010 6:12 PM

Let me just double down on that one: Rangel's main challenger in the upcoming primary? Adam Clayton Powell IV. To quote Alan Rickman in Dogma: "It never ends!"

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 30, 2010 6:54 PM | What do you think? [3]