01 March 2010

Corrupt, Dishonest Rangel To Keep Ways And Means Chairmanship In Most Honest, Ethical, And Open Congress In History

Nancy Pelosi, 14th November 2006, as quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, in an speech titled "Democrats will not disappoint" (Here is the video if you want to see for yourself):

"With their votes, the American people asked for change. They cast their ballots in favor of a New Direction.

"They called for greater integrity in Washington, and Democrats pledge to make this the most honest, ethical, and open Congress in history.

"The American people called for greater civility in how Congress conducts its work, and Democrats pledge to conduct our work with civility and bipartisanship, and to act in partnership – not partisanship – with the president and Republicans in Congress.

So let's check in to see how the Democrats in Congress are doing on that vow. I mean, considering the history of Congress, it wouldn't take that much to keep that promise. Just removing from chairmanships those who ran afoul of the extremely low standards of the House Ethics Committee would go a long way.

Fox News: Pelosi Not Prepared to Strip Rangel of Chairmanship After Ethics Violation

Rep. Charlie Rangel's admonishment by the House ethics panel does not disqualify him from leading the chamber's influential tax-writing committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday, even as she acknowledged the conflict doesn't pass the smell test.

Rep. Charlie Rangel's admonishment by the House ethics panel does not disqualify him from leading the chamber's influential tax-writing committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday, even as she acknowledged the conflict doesn't pass the smell test.

"No, it doesn't. No, it doesn't," Pelosi said.

NY Magazine: Charlie Rangel Plans to Run for Reelection
Harlem Representative Charlie Rangel said yesterday that he plans to seek a 21st term in office later this year, scandal be damned. The announcement comes despite calls for his resignation for accepting trips to the Caribbean from a corporation in violation of House ethics rules. But the representative remains defiant, accepting little responsibility for any wrongdoing and, in some instances, passing blame on to his staff.
Hmm. Not so good. Looks like Pelosi is a stinkin' liar.

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