Headlines such as this involving one of the founding members of the CBC likely aren’t soothing relations: “Rangel Convicted of Ethics Violations:”
A House ethics panel has convicted Representative Charles B. Rangel of all but one of the 13 ethics violations he faced, for offenses ranging from accepting a rent-stabilized apartment from a Manhattan developer to failing to pay taxes on rental income from his Dominican villa to raising charitable donations from companies and corporate executives who had business before the committee he led.
The convictions cast a cloud over the half-century political career of Mr. Rangel, an 80-year-old Democrat who was re-elected this month to a 21st term representing Harlem and who was the head of the House Ways and Means Committee. Read the full article about the convictions.
Here’s to you, real Congressman of Genius!