Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Put Charlie Rangel Out to Pasture

It’s time for Charles Rangel to be put out to pasture. He has long been regarded as one of the most corrupt legislators in Congress by watchdog organizations like CREW and now he has been found guilty of multiple ethics violations. And as this video makes clear, he has that typical haughty attitude of politicians who know they can’t be touched — “how dare you question me, do you know who I am?”

He should be expelled from the House by his colleagues, but he won’t be. The Congressional ethics committees do not exist to actually police wrongdoing by members, they exist to make it appear that they do so.