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After news broke that the House ethics committee plans to admonish Rep. Charlie Rangel for violating House rules, Speaker Nancy Pelosi immediately came to Rangel’s rescue, once again.
No surprise here since in the past Pelosi has been Rangel’s most prominent defender through his many tax evasion episodes – thieves sticking together and all that.
“I think that every member is entitled to have his day before the ethics committee,” she said. “They have said he did not knowingly violate the rules. And, again, if this were the end of it, that would be one thing. But there’s obviously more to come and we’ll see what happens with that. But every member has that right.”
Pelosi said, “All I saw was the press release where it said he didn’t violate the rules of the House.” She noted that the report said Rangel didn’t know he was violating rules that applied to a lobbyist-funded trip to the Caribbean.
Pelosi pointed out that the ethics committee found that Rangel’s staffers knew corporate money was paying for trips even though Rangel claims he didn’t.
“I think it’s quite a statement to hold members accountable for what their staffs knew,” she said. “I’ll be interested to see how that reverberates.”
Typical Charlie Rangel to go with the twofer “ignorance” and “the staffer did it” defense.
Pelosi failed to mention whether Rangel should stay on as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, but this might be a good time to remind her about the promise of the most ethical administration ever.
“Obviously they have other issues to deal with,” Pelosi said. “We’ll just see what happens next and what comes out of the ethics committee.”
John Murtha could not be reached for comment.
The promise to move the Barry Soetoro (Barack Obama) statue is coming true.
The Central Jakarta administration said they will move the controversial “Little Barry” statue from its current location at Taman Menteng in Central Jakarta to state elementary school SDN 01 Menteng next week.
“We are currently discussing with officials from the school and its alumni association,” city spokesman Cucu Ahmad Kurnia told reporters Friday. “We hope the move will happen next week.”
US President Barack Obama attended a Muslim elementary school and was indoctrinated by Islamic teachings for almost two years when he spent part of his childhood in Jakarta.
Erected by the Jakarta-based Friends of Obama Foundation in December last year, the statue, which resembles Obama as a boy, recently sparked wide public criticism for insulting the nation’s pride.
On Wednesday, the Central Jakarta District Court held a hearing to try a class action lawsuit by five plaintiffs representing 50,000 members of the “Take down the Barack Obama statue from Menteng Park” group on Facebook.
Although appreciating the administration’s plan to remove the statue, one of the plaintiffs Heru Nugroho said the group would go ahead with its lawsuit saying the statue didn’t deserve a place at the park and should be immediately removed.
“We will only withdraw the lawsuit if the city administration publicly apologizes for its one-sided decision to permit the statue,” said Nugroho.
The world is quickly discovering what a total fraud Barack Obama is as indicated by his falling popularity in the US and around the world.