Charles Rangel, A man who seems to be eternally under ethics investigations, decided to step down from his position of chair of the power ways & means committee. Given his alleged ethical ” indiscretions”, it seems to be about time (if not rather late).
Since we have come to expect our politicians to be corrupt, venal and dishonest it takes quite a bit for a politician to be considered so bad that their own party supports his stepping aside. While we cannot expect our politicians to be any more angelic than the rest of us, we certainly can and should expect more from them. We should also expect the folks charged with keeping an eye on such matters to do their jobs a bit better and with more alacrity.