Charlie Rangel, alleged Congressional crook, takes a hike after his fellow members deny him a delay in his ethics hearings.
"...Embattled New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel today defiantly demanded that the House Ethics Committee delay his pending public trial because he has not been given enough time to set up a legal defense fund to pay for a lawyer to represent him. "With all due respect, I am going to have to excuse myself from this proceeding," Rangel said, unless he was given the time to hire counsel. But after a closed-door meeting to consider the request, the committee of four Democrats and four Republicans pledged to move forward, despite Rangel's threat to walk out on the proceedings."
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