Charlie Rangel’s Ethics Censure: Record-Breaking, Utterly Meaningless.


Various news outlets are reporting that House of Representatives members have voted to censure an active member “for the first time in nearly 30 years” — New York City’s own Rep. Charles Rangel — for the slew of ethics violations he was convicted of last month. The House, which voted 333-79 in favor of censure, apparently forewent Rangel’s last-minute pleas for the less serious punishment of “reprimand.” Rangel remains employed as a member of the American government.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 2, 2010


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