WASHINGTON (SR) - Rep. Charles Rangel of New York pleaded for mercy Wednesday as his colleagues consider his punishment after finding him guilty of violating House rules.
"As a simple and modest black man, I implore you to consider the numerous racial hardships I've been forced to endure, and the effect those hardships have had on my financial decision making," an emotional Rangel told House members. The 80-year-old politician, famous for his odd straight hairdos and expensive suits, addressed his colleagues in what appeared to be a wig.
Among the 11 charges Rangel was found guilty of were tax evasion, misusing his office, and being a "pompous ethically-challenged parasite in the Democratic tradition."
My comments: Clearly, Charlie is much better suited for mayor of Chicago than Rahm, I think that's where he should go - they have a special fondness for men of Charlie's character there...
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