Congressman Rangel donates to Ben Chandler…how nice

Posted by on September 3, 2009

Marcia Kramer of tv channel 2 in New York city claims that my Congressman, Ben Chandler, was given a donation by Charlie Rangel.  It is interesting that Chandler is on the House Ethics Committee and Mr. Rangel is staring an ethics investigation in the face.

Ms. Kramer says:

There may be a reason for Rangel’s arrogance. CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.

Charlie’s “angels” on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel.

No word about Chandler returning the money or if he even knows about the donation.  He has been in hiding throughout the August recess.  Congressman Welch of Vermont, another recipient of Rangel’s largesse, has returned the money says Ms. Kramer:

Only Welch sees something wrong with being financial beholden to Charlie.

“In an abundance of caution, he has returned all campaign contributions from Mr. Rangel,” said spokesman Bob Rogan, Welch’s Chief of Staff.

It amounted to nearly 20 grand.

So we know the amount was $20,000 to Congressman Welch.  Should we expect the same amount to all 3 of the 5 Democrats on the committee:

Charlie’s “angels” on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel.

Congressman Chandler, come clean on this please.  If you do not it will be an albatross for you come next November.

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