Remember when Nancy Pelosi promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption. Well, the swamp is alive and expanding every day. Charlie Rangel is yet another Democrat that does not believe laws were meant for the ruling class. He is charged with 13 ethics violations, some of which might land us ordinary folks behind bars. But not Charlie, he is a leftist hero. He even has a monument built in honor of himself paid for with taxpayer dollars.
When challenged about this ridiculous waste of our money and the audacity to build a library and education center at a university named for a sitting Congress critter, himself no less, this is how he responded:
"I would have a problem if you did it, because I don't think that you've been around long enough that having your name on something to inspire a building like this in a school."
So, if you are able to gerrymander a district, get elected, feed at the government trough for 40 years, break laws with impunity, THEN you have the right to waste taxpayer dollars on yourself. Got it!
A man with even the slightest bit of integrity would have long ago resigned in shame. But when you have Nancy and the rest of Democrats flying cover, you are able to disregard the law with impunity. It would be nice to think that Rangel is the exception, but he is in fact the poster child with what is wrong in Washington. A bunch of fat cat crooks that think and act like they are royalty - completely above the law.
And a final thought, remember this gem from our beloved Speaker Pelosi in 2006?
"The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history,"
Since Nancy is as much a part of the swamp as anyone else with a 'D' next to their name, I guess we will have to drain it ourselves in November.
Summer of corruption: The enablers of Charlie Rangel
PS - As I was adding labels for this post I found it amusing that whenever I use Democrats as a tag, I almost always have to add corruption and typical liberal behavior.