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While the house yesterday officially voting.
By -- vote -- 240 to 179.
To disapprove of congressman Joe Wilson's outburst calling President Obama a liar during his address to a joint session of congress last week.
They bit they disapproved of and 240 voted yes ones of nine now.
Well one of the men voting against that resolution was Republican congressman John Carter.
Who calls this quote.
-- most blatant display of moral and legal hypocrisy.
In the history.
Of the US congress.
He's my guess now.
-- congressman Carter good morning to you.
All right so that's that's a strong charge -- -- in the history of the US congress -- most blatant display of moral and legal hypocrisy.
Well if you look at what we did yesterday we.
We've -- made public spectacle of the congress.
For an hour we debated something that all it really -- was.
We don't like what you -- It had no real meaning it had no real story behind it it was a -- -- resolution.
An -- -- all of this in light of the fact there was -- it with with the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
-- multiple multiple issues concerning the failure to report play -- -- pay taxes.
A lot those these recordings are done under oath.
And yet they don't seem even want to discuss that matter which is very serious matter and brings real shame on the congress.
And because of an embargo slept for which the president was apologize to twice.
We've got this -- all the heads that we disapprove.
I thought it was extremely weak and extremely political.
Where you call it it truly an example of truly malignant.
What do you base that on an is that obviously broke down mostly along party lines but is that based on the other wrangle an Intel and -- -- here is just in case they're not up to speed.
On on your problem with chairman Rangel.
-- chairman Rangel by his own admission is fatal flaw allows.
He said that he had -- to pay taxes on rental income.
I'd say he he was caught up those taxes they didn't pay a penalty victories over ten years.
Failure of eight.
Okay and nothing has -- forward.
On this does these allegations since that time we discovered more property did report more income that you didn't pay taxes on.
And as recently as about a month to six weeks ago a whole list of items came out that he has failed to report in 2007.
I keep asking what are we going you wins the the people who -- was responsible for policing up this this.
Congress where they -- do something about it and I get no response.
Well not only get -- -- Charlie Rangel who has I mean this is that this is beat most powerful committee in the house that the Ways and Means Committee that they've got -- -- This they've got the purse strings ironically the skies at the head of it last year the IRS gave a sweetheart deal where he was allowed just pays back taxes but he didn't have to -- any penalty.
Or interest in that new allegations come out about tax problems with him and the question is will he get the same deal and I know you your position is.
It if regular old you know Megyn Kelly didn't pay her taxes or Joe Smith out in the middle American -- -- is.
They certainly wouldn't be getting a deal where they were allowed just -- -- the back taxes and no penalties.
Or anything else and and as a result you've introduced the Rangel rule what is that.
Well based great it was done to put the spotlight -- this issue.
He should not get special treatment because he's a member of congress are because he's the chairman of the ways and means -- -- he should be treated like everyone else.
I'm running the latter had come before about this out.
But if that's that this standard that the IRS does that.
Now -- all American should be treated the same way as as chairman Rangel therefore.
I think if you open -- that is you pay your taxes.
At this fans the way it is now right Rangel rule exercising the right -- you -- that aren't.
If you shouldn't be charged penalties -- you should be treated the same way as Charlie right.
Get any takers for that got -- A few yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- no it's not gonna get through but it it.
It certainly puts sunlight on the issue that I think is important the American people -- and I gotta go that I want to ask you that the Democrats say look forget Rangel.
This is about decorum decorum and behavior on you know -- of the house.
Floor and Joe Wilson clearly violated decorum when he had this outburst which I think everyone can agree on nation that dot net.
And so why not give a slap on the wrist why not just have the body say as they said yesterday.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Rob what they -- but they didn't say forget -- they can even address triangle they don't address right they act like it didn't happen.
And it did happen in serious is the chairman of the most important -- Friday committee in America.
And he then pays taxes these issues ought to be addressed other and that's why it's hypocrisy in my opinion.
There have been several attempts by the Republicans to get chairman Rangel to step down as chair to go to Nancy Pelosi.
And get her to take him down as the chairman and it -- even some Democrats had had supported that I'm not mistaken.
And she won't do it and Democrats won't allow a vote on -- who doesn't look like it's gonna happen any time soon in any event -- -- Carter thanks for being here with your insights on how we appreciate it.
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