The former ways and means chairman Charlie Rangel was recently censured by congress for various unethical matters.
He did not disclose income from a overseas property that he had been collecting in the Dominican Republic for the past seventeen years.
If this tax evasion was not enough, he was also accused of using several rent controlled apartments in New York City and even using one of the apartments as his campaign headquarters.
In addition, he was accused of using funds from his campaign fund in order to fund his legal defense. Because of the newly elected Repulican majority in the House is really the only reason why the Democrats moved to action because the Ways and Means committee handles financial matters for the nation and how hypocritical is it to have such a corrupt person in charge of this powerful committee.
In my opinion, Charlie Rangel should have gone to jail for tax evasion and the various other frauds that he committed. The average American would have been jailed and he should not receive any special treatment. Rangel as a ways and means commitee chairman was disgraceful.