I was intrigued by this headline from the Associated Press
GOP Gets Wish: Rangel Case in Campaign Season
As you may or may not have heard, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., is now facing
13 separate ethics violations charges from a bipartisan
panel. However, the AP views this very serious situation purely through partisan lenses:
Republicans wanted an election-season ethics case against Democratic powerhouse Rep. Charles Rangel of New York. And now, it looks like they have one.
If Rangel is indeed found guilty on these charges, isn't this a victory for both Republicans and the Democrats' "most ethical" Congress?
If nothing else, I'd certainly call weeding out bad apples like Charlie Rangel from the bunch a victory for the American people. But for whatever reason, this idea is lost on the AP who seem to only feel bad that Rangel wasn't able to weasel his way out of this situation. Nice.