Some would have you believe that being censured by the House of Representatives for ethics violations is not a big deal. After watching the following video of Representative Charlie Rangel stand in the well of the House floor and receive formal admonishment from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one can’t help that the New York Democrat felt some embarrassment and shame. Rangel addressed the House after being censure, expressing some form of contrition after the formal vote that expressed the body’s disapproval of a member’s conduct.
Rangel’s most most significant charge was that he had been found guilty of not paying his own taxes, a mistake made more grievous given his role as the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, which is ostensibly in charge of the United States tax code.
Watch the video from C-SPAN below:
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