Dem Rangel Faces Censure in House …Update: Rangel Plays Victim
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins Spoke in support of Rangel last week at a rally.
“Charlie Rangel is a giant. He served his nation.”
The Black Caucus is pushing for a lesser punishment.
The Politico reported:
The Congressional Black Caucus snapped into action in defense of Charles Rangel Thursday as the House prepared to censure him for 11 ethics violations.
Using whip cards produced by the office of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), black caucus members recorded the opinions of Democratic lawmakers on the question of whether they would support a lesser punishment of reprimand rather than the censure recommended by the ethics committee last month.
Kristie Greco, a spokeswoman for Clyburn, said his leadership office is not counting votes for Rangel — though the telltale hallmark of the whip’s office adorned the member checklists carried by Rangel backers.
“The CBC is whipping this issue,” Greco said.
Ethics committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) is expected to bring a resolution to the House floor Thursday afternoon calling on the House to censure Rangel, who has represented a Harlem, N.Y.-based district for 40 years.
UPDATE: Live on FOX– Democrat Charlie Rangel plays victim in House plea. The far left democrat pointed to his Korean War record.