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Charlie Rangel’s Shenanigans

As the last chapter of the 111th Congress is written, the Charlie Rangel saga continues. Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp” when she became Speaker of the House but, clearly, Charlie Rangel did not get the memo. Rangel walked out on his ethics committee hearing this morning in dramatic fashion while pleading poverty and an inability to hire a lawyer.

A question for Nancy Pelosi: How can alleged tax cheat Charlie Rangel still be a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – the committee in charge of tax policy – in the 112th Congress?

Rangel is the poster child of the tone-deaf, out-of-touch Democrat Congress that led to the Republican tsunami earlier this month. As the newly minted members of Congress start their orientation, they should all be made aware that behavior like…

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