After years of stalling, justice has finally been served against the shenanigans of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) by the House of Representatives. Rangel’s violations were so clear cut that his fellow members in the House voted 333-79 to censure him; the most serious punishment short of expulsion from Congress.
I’m not so sure that the reason the Ethics Committee and the House heard and ruled on the Rangel case in this lame duck session because the Democrats were still in control. Rangel may have well been expelled come January, 2011.
Here is an article that clearly outlines Rangel’s arrogance from the pages of the Washington Post.
Maybe, just maybe, this censure will cause some of the other rascals serving in the Halls of Congress to wake-up to the demands of the little people out in the hinterlands that insist, and rightly so, on ethical behavior.
Now, let’s see just how the House Ethics Committee rules regarding the case in front of them regarding the conduct of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). The Ethics Committee will likely not hear and rule on that one until after the Republicans take control of the House this coming January.