From a New York Post article entitled Rangel’s Enablers:
The GOP resolution yesterday seeking to suspend Rep. Charlie Rangel’s role as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee achieved its goal: not his suspension, but a public display of the Democrats’ tolerance for sleaze.
With Dems in charge — and unwilling to acknowledge Rangel’s repeated lapses over the years — no one really expected the measure to pass. So it was no surprise that members voted 246-153, mostly along party lines…
.. the resolution details a litany of Rangel’s shady deals, conflicts of interest and repeated lack of disclosure, laying out a compelling case for his suspension.
But Rangel is just one congressman; his alleged sins are less troubling than other Democrats’ denials. Their vote, after all, keeps him as head of the House tax-writing committee.
Maybe they’re just having trouble keeping up with the endless revelations about Rangel. Wednesday, The Post’s Geoff Earle reported yet a new one: Rangel apparently slipped into a spending bill some $3 million in pork for City College — the CUNY school that will house the $30 million “Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service.”
The money is for research to develop “high-performance multi-threat vehicle armor.” Funny, though: The Pentagon doesn’t want it and never asked for it. It sure looks like a payoff to Rangel’s CUNY friends for housing the center.
For Rangel, of course, such a shady deal would be nothing new…