At this point I hope the Dems just let Rangel stay in the House — all they’re doing is giving the GOP huge bombs to throw back at them in the days leading up to the election:
NEW YORK (CBS): New York Congressman Charles Rangel has reportedly cut a deal to admit to ethical wrongdoing and avoid a potentially humiliating public trial.
Harlem friends of Rangel tell CBS 2 they have been told that the details could be unveiled when the House Ethics Committee meets Thursday afternoon.
It’s the culmination of two years of scandal for the 20-term Democratic lawmaker. At issue is whether the former head of the House Ways and Means committee will admit to any serious ethical wrongdoing. Rangel is being charged with misusing his office for fundraising, failure to disclose income, belated payment of taxes and possible help with a tax shelter for a company whose chief executive was a major donor.
By “drain the swamp” I’m now assuming that Nancy Pelosi was referring to our wallets instead of corrupt politicians.
Update: Ethics panel says no deal. Obviously everybody sat down and actually considered the political ramifications on top of what might already be a disastrous election for the Democrats.