The hypocrisy of the leftist House of Representatives lead by Nancy Peolosi continues to be flaunted before the American voter’s faces… They bury a resolution to sanction Rep. Charles Rangel, D-NY on a Wednesday afternoon when they felt no one was looking…
“House Democrats were quick to strike down the measure to remove Rangel,
who represents New York’s Harlem district, from his post.”
“Pay your taxes or step down !”
That’s the message House Republicans are sending to Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee and subject of a major ethics probe into alleged tax evasion and other violations.
House Republicans on Wednesday attempted to pass a resolution to oust Rangel from his chairmanship following the reading of a long and stinging list of alleged wrongdoing. The measure stemmed from a major ethics probe into Rangel’s alleged failure to pay his taxes and disclose income on multiple properties — as much as $1.3 million.
But House Democrats were quick to strike down the measure to remove Rangel, who represents New York’s Harlem district, from his post. House Republicans refused to accept defeat of the resolution, and asked for a second recorded vote following the first. The reading of the resolution was interrupted several times, and at one point was challenged by Democrats before being put to a vote.
A representative from Rangel’s office on Wednesday blasted the resolution as a “highly partisan effort.”
“Let’s look at this resolution for what it really is — a highly partisan effort designed to undermine the important work in Congress on health care reform,” the representative, who declined to be named, told FOX News.
“It’s also an attempt to circumvent House rules, which provide for a comprehensive, bipartisan ethics committee process for reviewing matters such as these,” the Rangel aide said. “The congressman himself initiated the request for the committee to review the issues and the members should let the process work as established by the rules of the House.”