LaRouche: Treatment of Rangel Is `Pure Injustice,' Will Lead to Ungovernability
Nov. 16, 2010 (EIRNS)This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.
Emerging from a "private session" on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 8-member subcommittee of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the "Ethics Committee") announced that it had convicted Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) of 11 counts of violations of House rules. The conviction will now be referred to the full Ethics Committee, which will "sentence" Rangel within a range that can go from a Letter of Reproval to expulsion from the House of Representatives. That "punishment" will have to be voted on by the full House of Representatives.
The conviction was done behind closed doors after Rangel had walked out of the hearing on Nov. 15, having made a powerful statement that accused the Ethics Committee of preventing him from having legal counsel, and from being able to confront his accusers or mount a defense.
Lyndon LaRouche denounced the Ethics Committee's conviction of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-New York) as "pure injustice," which will potentially lead to ungovernability in the United States, reminiscent of the French Revolution.