Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Rangel Should Resign
U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-New York) may be forced to step down from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee if he loses the support of his Democratic colleagues on the Hill. That is the bare minimum. He accepted corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean, failed to pay back taxes, and rents four apartments in Harlem at below-market rates from an owner that includes a campaign contributor . At at a minimum, his Democratic colleagues should oust him from thom his leadership position. They should ask him to resign so that someone who isn't tainted by these ethically dubious practices could defend this seat.