WCBSTV is reporting that on top of failing to report $1 million dollars of outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by house disclosure rules, Mr. Rangel refuses to discuss how the he could fail to report the income when he is in charge or writing the nation’s tax laws.
Listen to this man’s arrogance.
“I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there’s none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I’m going to respond,” Rangel said.
Apparently, Rangel feels confident that his “insurance policy” will guarantee that the House Ethics Committee will exonerate him.
Just what is Rangel’s insurance policy?
There may be a reason for Rangel’s arrogance. CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.
Charlie’s “angels” on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel.Unfortunately his faith in his insurance policy will probably prove to be well founded.
No man should be able to afford such arrogance.
God help us!