I bolded what is important here. Democrats did capitalize on Republican corruption in 2006, and it was one of the reasons they took over. Are they now going to go with what seems to be the status quo for both parties in Washington, or will they decide NOT to act like hypocrites, and strip Rangel of his chairmanship.WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles Rangel, the most powerful tax-writing lawmaker in Congress and a 40-year veteran of Capitol Hill, acknowledged Thursday that an ethics panel has accused him of accepting corporate money for Caribbean trips in violation of House rules.
The panel exonerated five other members of the Congressional Black Caucus who also were on the 2007 and 2008 trips to Antigua and St. Martin but told them they will have to pay for the trips.
The findings are certain to raise questions of whether Rangel, a New York Democrat, can continue as Ways and Means Committee chairman in an election year. Democrats took over the House in 2006 on a campaign promise to "end a culture of corruption" in Congress that they blamed on 12 years of Republican rule.
I await their answer. A breath of fresh air would be nice, but with what I am expecting, I think I will need a few cases of Glade to cover up the stench. And I hope that New York voters remember this next time they go to the polls.
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