Oh, the fascinating life of the shameless. Or, as Cubans would say, “los descara’os”
Here at Babalu we delight in following the escapades of the Castro Royal Family and all of its vassals and lackeys. One of the Royal Family’s staunchest supporters in Washington D.C. is U.S. Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), a hyper-descara’o who was censured by his peers for engaging in several shady enterprises and corrupt deals.
Well, Charlie is not taking his censure lightly. Following the code of conduct of all descara’os, he is now suing John Boehner and the House of Representatives for wrongful censure, or something like that.
These human beings tend to live charmed lives, or so it seems. They float above the rest of us, getting away with murder — even getting re-elected with an 85-point margin after being caught red-handed with their hands in the till.
They sleep peacefully, secure in their superhuman status. And they love to laugh at us, too. And… funny thing…. all of these descara’os seem to form strong friendships with one another.
Rep. Rangel sues Boehner to overturn House censure
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel is suing Speaker John Boehner and six other lawmakers, alleging problems with the House ethics investigation that led to his censure in 2010.
In a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, the New York Democrat alleges “numerous, flagrant, knowing and intentional violations” of his due process rights.
Rangel, 82, seeks to overturn the censure and says in the court papers that he suffers “irreparable harm that cannot be compensated by money damages.”
Rangel’s office referred questions to his attorney, Jay Goldberg, who did not return a phone call seeking comment.
The lawsuit names Boehner; Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who was chairwoman of the House ethics committee at the time of the censure; and other committee members and staff. The congressman alleges that evidence was withheld by the committee staff.
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