I’ve seen a number of stories in the last few days that are pointing out apparent corruption and illegal activity from Charlie Rangel.
First there was the story about his illegal use of rent controlled appartments., now there are Stories (and here) about his soliciting donations from corporations with business before ways and means. It seems he wants a building named after himself and is willing to use his congressional power to force others to pay for it.
But these are relatively mild bits of corruption for a typical Democrat. This type of stuff is normally completely ignored by the press (at least when Democrats do it). In fact, building a “Center for Public Service” at a college would normally be hailed as a selfless act to help the community no matter how it was funded. This time it’s being shown for the corruption it really is.
So what did Rangel do to upset these people? *
*I saw the posting about a signal to Obama on public campaign financing, but there has to be more to it than that. P.S. Mods, I don’t see a preview button for blog entries. It’s a useful feature, but if it’s too much trouble I’ll stick to editing after posting.