Rangel Guilty of Ethics Violations

The House ethics committee found Rangel guilty of multiple house rules. CNN has a breaking news article on the topic but so far it doesn’t contain any more information than I stated in my first sentence.

I predict he will get a strongly worded letter from Pelosi and be forced to have a beer with Obama to absolve himself of his sins.

Update: Ed Morrissey adds his thoughts.

There probably won’t be much drama to the conclusion. The Ethics Committee investigation only recommended a reprimand from the outset. That’s the equivalent of a harshly-worded memo, which carries no other penalties at all. A censure is a reprimand read aloud while the defendant stands in the well of the House, which basically means a harshly-worded memo and a YouTube that will live forever.

The only real penalty would be expulsion, and don’t think for a moment that Rangel’s allies will allow that to happen. It’s too bad, really, because as his constituents demonstrated two weeks ago, that’s the only way Rangel will ever leave Congress.

You gotta be jeeping me
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