Rep. John Carter (R-TX) has lead the charge against Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), who has consistently failed to disclose financial assets. Today, Congressman Carter brings a resolution to the House floor to remove Rangel from his position, after asking him to voluntarily resign first.
Please read the following key excerpts from Carter's blog post on RedState today:
To allow Mr. Rangel to continue to serve as Chairman is the same as allowing a confessed bank robber to serve as Chairman of the Banking Committee during the trial.
The reputation and integrity of this body has suffered serious damage by the actions of Mr. Rangel, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not lived up to her promise to make this the most honest and ethical House in history.
...Mr. Rangel’s list of violations continues to grow. You or I would have paid tens of thousands of dollars in interest and penalties had we committed similar tax evasions. Rangel apparently is immune from penalties, which is unethical, but especially unscrupulous when you consider his powerful Chairman position.
This is not the first time I have moved to have Mr. Rangel removed from his chairmanship. I offered a similar Privileged Resolution in February, but Democrats under Speaker Pelosi blocked consideration of the bill.