My friend and colleague Congressman Charles Rangel was called into the well of the House of Representatives and censured by his peers. I supported a different measure of reprimand short of censure. But the House wanted its pound of flesh and got it. Forty years of service and a valiant war record winning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Korea should count for something. In other times a record of service most certainly would have counted for something. But an example had to be made. It was.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Cleaver on Rangel censure: The House wanted its pound of flesh and got it
In his weekly EC from DC column, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo, offered the following thoughts on this week's censure of New York Rep. Charles Rangel: