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Rangel Verdict: 11 Ethics Violations (And One Damn Funny LeBron Parody)

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By HVpolitics on November 16, 2010

UPDATE, Tuesday at 11:56 am: The AP reports “A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules. The full ethics committee will next conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. The committee will then make a recommendation to the House.”

Earlier today the entire political spectrum came together to share a post-partisan laugh at Rep. Charlie Rangel’s rather abrupt exit from his Congressional ethics hearing. Rangel stood, made a short speech declaring he wouldn’t take part in the proceedings, and bolted for the door.

We asked you where Rangel went: On a plane to his Dominican villa? Headed home to his district for moral support? Voicing hilarious characters at Pixar? Posing as a male model for hammock catalogs? Some of you responded in the contest on our Facebook page. None of you were correct.

The New York Times reported that Rep. Rangel came back to his office in the Rayburn building to do work before emerging to get some hot soup. Typical liberal lamestream media bias.

We have proof that Rangel called up his friends at ad agency Wieden + Kennedy and churned out the quickest image-redeeming spot he could. The proof is this LeBron-esque rip-off called “(All) Rise.”

And we negotiated directly with the Harlem representative’s bruised ego for the exclusive rights to the finished product. Like the congressman, some time soon, it needs work. Watch:

Our vote’s affirmative on Dancing With the Stars, by the way. Also on the punch to the sack.

More from C-SPAN: A House Ethics Adjudicatory Subcommittee announced today that New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel has beed found guilty on 11 ethics violations. The matter now moves to the full Ethics Committee which would then hold a public sanctions hearing to determine the appropriate punishment for Rep. Rangel. If a violation is found, the Ethics Committee would vote on disciplinary measures and send a final report to the full House to take action.

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