Rep. Charlie Rangel to Face House Ethics Panel

Thursday, July 29, 2010

U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) visits with guests before addressing the National Urban League's leadership luncheon at the Washington Convention Center July 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) may face the biggest fight of his long political career when he faces a public ethics hearing on Capitol Hill later this afternoon. At the heart of the hearing are allegations that Rangel underreported his rental income on a villa in the Dominican Republic, held multiple rent-stabilized apartments in New York City, and misused congressional stationery to solicit private donations for a City College center that bore his name.

Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) may be facing the biggest fight of his long political career when he faces a public ethics hearing on Capitol Hill later this afternoon.  At the heart of this hearing are allegations that the Congressman underreported his rental income on a villa in the Domincan Republic, held multiple rent stabilized apartments in New York City, and misused Congressional stationary to solicit private donations for a City College center that bore his name.  

Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, brings details of what’s at stake for the 20 term representative, and for the Democratic party as the mid-term elections near.

Todd will be at the ethics hearings this afternoon. Follow him on Twitter.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

America

Mike McCaul said, "We also have an obligation to the American people to protect the integrity and accountability of the House." He added that given that just 11 percent of Americans have a positive perception of Congress.

NEWSFLASH for Mike McCaul:
America is watching politicians from BOTH parties and we promise you a November to Remember! If C Rangel is found guilty of these ethics violations, we want just punishment – the kind that we would be subject to under the law. We know you GOBs just wink and slap each others backs as you thumb your noses at us and pay for your play from our taxes. The party is about to be over for BOTH parties. That should be evident with our 89% disapproval rating. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND WANT MOST OF YOU OUT!!!

Jul. 29 2010 03:53 PM

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