"I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served-- his constituents very well. But these-- allegations are very troubling," Obama told Harry Smith in an interview to be aired on the "Early Show." and first broadcast on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.Frankly my dear, Charlie doesn't give a damn what the death panel says, he prefers the harshly-worded reprimand instead:
"And he'll-- he's somebody who's at the end of his career. Eighty years old. I'm sure that-- what he wants is to be able to-- end his career with dignity. And my hope is that-- it happens. "
A House investigator says the panel handling Rep. Charlie Rangel's ethics case has recommended a reprimand by the full House — but that decision could be months away.Uh oh, maybe he wasn't supposed to know 13 separate charges of wrongdoing would only get him a reprimand:
Rep. Gene Green, who's on the subcommittee that investigated the New York Democrat, says that's the recommended penalty for the 20-term New York Democrat. Rangel is facing 13 charges of wrongdoing.
Green explained that the four-person investigative panel's recommended punishment “wasn’t supposed to be included” in the 13-count ethics indictment.Hei Ho - Hei Ho - it's under the bus he goes sang the eight little Democratic dwarfs in dire straits back in their districts.
“It’s not an option that is typically published, I screwed up. And I’m going to call Zoe and apologize,” Green told The Hill on Friday afternoon.
Green explained that though the subcommittee had the “authority to recommend” a punishment, “it’s up to the full committee to make that decision.”
Later, Green told reporters that he had made the call to Lofgren to apologize. He also said a final decision on a punishment for Rangel could be made by the entire House.
Perhaps they'll sing another chorus for Maxine Waters while they're at it.
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