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Rangel wants his Ways and Means Chair back…….

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I don’t know?

Is it too late for him?

Too much water under the bridge?

“As soon as the ethics committee completes its work, I will be back sitting in the seat,” Rangel said on Fox Business Network of the chairmanship.

Rangel characterized his decision as one to help Democrats to pass healthcare reform, trying to shield colleagues from having to deal with Republican pressure on him to step down.

The Ethics Committee admonished Rangel for having accepted corporate sponsored trips. The committee is also looking at the veteran lawmaker’s tax and real estate records.

“It’s been 18 long months. One thing is clear, there is no charges there by anybody,” Rangel said of the charges, adding that he’s actively been working with the committee.

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) has been acting as chairman of the tax-writing committee in Rangel’s absence, having leapfrogged Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), who had been next in line for the chairmanship.

Republicans, Rangel said, have been far from helpful.

“Many of my Republican colleagues say they wish they could be more helpful but have been forced by the Republican leadership not to be friendly,”….

Charlie I won’t trust the Repbulican whaen the bus stops…..

You could be throw under it……Again…..

More……..

May 5, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | ,

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  2. No way even if they had the means.

    Of course if Nancy Pelosi wants to make the GOP happy I think she should go right ahead and reinstate him.

    Of course the GOP leadership[p will say no just like a glutton says no to “Just a little more pie?”

    Sorry Charlie!

    Comment by Manila Calling! | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. I am going to agree with ya Manila….

    He seems to be in another world……

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. MEMO TO RANGEL; You’re FINISHED forever dude !

    I won’t be surprised to see him being pressured to retire in 2012 from Obama and Co., who want new blood in congress by then.

    The old guard in the civil rights movement are just trying to breathe the last gasp of political life after the following passing of Benjamin Hooks last month.

    PS: I’m turning my final paper assignment for Intro Research in Political Science tomorrow (over Health Care Reform) and the take-home Microeconomics final exam (on Tuesday morning).

    Online Health exam on Tuesday, Spanish II exam in class on that same day and Math final exam coming up on Monday.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | May 6, 2010 | Reply


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