Washington – A House ethics subcommittee found Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, guilty Monday on multiple violations of House rules.
Shockingly, Rangel's dramatic trial walk-out stunt didn't pay dividends. The case now moves to the full ethics committee, which will determine consequences for the 20-term New York Democrat. Good riddance.
UPDATE: Rangel was convicted on 11 of 13 counts.
UPDATE II: Wrist slap coming?
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.
Possible punishments include a House vote deploring Rangel's conduct, a fine and denial of privileges.