“Hey, I’m no child molester…”
And that, Representative Rangel, was one heck of a defense in your recent ethics “trial”.
We documented the foolishness of THAT exercise in mental masturbation last week. As you’ll recall, Rangel was “found guilty” on 11 of 13 ethics charges that would land you or I in prison. Chuckles was forced to stand in the well of the House while one of his colleagues said bad things about him. Looks like he may be headed back to the wel based on the account in today’s NY Post.
The Federal Election Commission is investigating a complaint that Rep. Charles Rangel improperly used his National Leadership PAC to fund his legal defense on ethics charges for which he was censured Thursday, The Post has learned.
The FEC is acting on a complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center filed after The Post reported last month that Rangel paid nearly $400,000 from his PAC.
Lawmakers are only allowed to use money in their individual campaign funds for legal fees, or they can set up legal defense funds for such costs.
Rangel appeared before the House Ethics Committee last month saying he could no longer afford legal counsel after already burning through $2 million. […]
The center expects to file a second complaint this week contending that Rangel’s PAC money included at least $195,000 in donations from lobbyists with business before the House Ways & Means Committee, of which he is a member.
I can’t wait for Round 2 of Rangel’s victim act. He’s already compared himself ethically-favorable to Barney Frank and Gerry Studds. Maybe if they can get Maxine Waters ethics “trial” (and hopefully her indictment) out of the way before Round 2 he’ll be able to note that he’s also less ethically-challenged, and prettier than Maxine.
If these freaking idiots didn’t take themselves so seriously this would be funny. It’s not.