John on February 25, 2010 at 6:11 pm
The House Ethics Committee has been dragging this out for quite a while, but it looks like they’ve finally come to the conclusions that Charlie Rangel’s Caribbean junkets were not appropriate:
The committee found that the financing of the Caribbean trips was improper for all the lawmakers involved but that only Rangel was aware that a corporation that routinely lobbied Congress picked up the tab, said the congressional official who was not authorized to speak on the record.
The committee decided against issuing formal charges against Rangel that could lead to punishment such as a censure.
The ethics committee will issue its findings in a report scheduled to be made public Friday.
Additional ethics investigations of Rangel’s finances and fundraising are still under way, but they are not connected to the ruling on the Caribbean travel.
I’m going to predict that report will appear late Friday. He’s going to get nailed on the rest too.
Next in line for Chairmanship of the Ways and Means committee…Pete “I’ll throw you out the window” Stark.
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