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Ethics panel finding that house Ways and Means Committee chairman Charlie Rangel broke house rules over trips he took.
To the Caribbean.
I'm sharing with you all of the information right now so asking me questions.
-- just embarrassed me because I can't give audiences.
Republican congressman John Carter from Texas proposed name Rangel rule in 2009 and he joins us now -- -- congress sent.
The -- and what's the -- role.
Other -- and do it that taxes mr.
Rangel had a little problem with reporting some income.
And then -- -- -- taxes.
For some reason -- charging penalty and interest and I thought if if the chairman of the ways and the information.
Here to give -- penalty in inches and everybody who fail to pay their taxes and then start pared back wouldn't have shouldn't have to -- everybody ought to get cheating going in this country.
There's really a way of -- put a spotlight on what's going all of mr.
Rangel and he's still got lots of other questions and they need to -- -- besides this one.
-- -- congressman you're not alone there are now for the democratic representatives who are calling for Charlie Rangel to step down as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee but the real issue the ones you talked about the pending issues that he failed to pay taxes on.
Villa rental income that he failed to disclose hundreds of thousands as high as 600000.
Dollars in assets and income also.
He did some fundraising for senator had New York University named after him with official stationery.
The charge that he's guilty of is of accepting trips that were sport sponsored by corporations.
The New York Post is reporting that his aides showed him documents.
With the corporate sponsorship on them is that enough for him to step down or for someone to call for his right.
Dig nation at this point.
I'm going to file and -- resolution next week as he's going to in his step down.
But they if you read the letter that was to put out by the ethics committee.
They clearly they said that mr.
And -- all the evidence show that mr.
But that his staffers informed him of that nature of the corporation being involved in that trip.
And he he's you know he's trying to say who they're all off when his staff right now we're don't think.
As -- -- -- -- -- playing today.
Well not only is he basically throwing his staff under the bus com.
Reynolds also doing his defense seems to be -- the ethics committee.
If -- city approved this trip so.
No that's the -- litmus test I go if they -- to -- -- a point there.
-- I mean that he's seems that they need that he relied upon it.
But we also know even if the ethics committee.
This makes a mistake.
You know we we know that that we're not supposed to take corporate -- -- contributions and has pretty clear everybody up there.
And one of the first things I -- when I got the congress was.
That you have culpability even if it's your staff so you're responsible Beers after you gotta watch out of the right they do then you have make sure they follow.
And had been taken these chips for ten years you would think that the guy in charge of writing tax law would know that those rules changed.
Several years ago but let me ask you about Nancy Pelosi.
She basically said she's not get a call for him to resign.
Yet a couple of years ago remember the famous statement about draining the swamp of ethical misconduct.
It is she being a little bit critical here urged criticizing Republicans as she did a year into several years back and now doing nothing about Rangel.
She's either being hypocritical -- she's eleven and never neverland because you advanced -- yesterday.
About that's the same question -- no we have had to create an ethical congress would doubt argue.
I just the opposite she -- -- while was still full of live alligators everywhere and -- -- -- the next there's right now.
Connors and John Carter.
The author of the Rangel rule thanks for joining us this --
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