Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gibbs Calls For Rangel's Resignation

Lakeville, OH - Bob Gibbs, Republican candidate for Congress in Ohio's 18th district, today called for U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) to resign his seat in Congress following a lengthy ethics investigation. Congressman Rangel has been under investigation by the House Committee on Standards on Official Conduct which resulted, last week, with several charges of multiple ethics violations.

"Congressman Rangel needs to respect the voters enough to resign his seat in Congress amidst all of his ethics problems," said Gibbs. "The question is, why hasn't Space called for the immediate resignation of Rangel, just as many of his Democrat colleagues have done?"

Previously, Congressman Zack Space showed his loyalty to Rangel, voting to allow the New York congressman to continue to serve as Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee while under investigation.

In a press release from May of 2006 Zack Space stated:

"There is a saying that 'you can't clean up the water until you get the hogs out of the creek.' To clean up Washington we have to rid the Congress of ethically challenged politicians..."

"Congressman Zack Space campaigned on cleaning up Washington in 2006, but now that it’s 2010, he’s having trouble practicing what he preached," said Gibbs. "Or at least Zack has changed his tone on ethically challenged politicians that have donated thousands to his campaign fund."