By Jack R. Van Der Slik
By cultivating his congressional district, loyally vote casting for the liberal wing of the Democratic occasion and long-suffering endurance, Rangel ascended to the chairmanship of the home methods and skill Committee in 2007, a best spot for congressional impact. With that prominence got here higher visibility, media scrutiny and unhappy proof of a under honorable checklist of caring for himself in addition to his constituents.
Forty years after his first election to Congress, Charlie Rangel’s residence colleagues censured him for moral misconduct. Rangel known as "Foul!" He acknowledged his complete list deserved attention, not only his “sloppy errors” approximately his source of revenue taxes and monetary records.
Jack R. Van Der Slik, an complete congressional student, deals reasonable attention during this political biography of the attractive, yet occasionally slippery, successor to Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Rangel got here to the home as one of many "new breed," and has stayed lengthy, maybe too lengthy, as an "old bull." without doubt Charlie Rangel faithfully served Harlem. He additionally served himself, yet no longer consistently the simplest pursuits of the americans who're no longer his elements. yet you be the judge.
Written for a common viewers in addition to for college kids of politics, this publication a lot approximately how good and badly Congress works and why it has develop into one of these partisan enviornment. With an interesting, yet disappointing critical personality, this "Greek tragedy" ends with a end approximately Charlie Rangel-- "One is enough."
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Disgrace in the U.S. House: A Political Biography of Harlem's Charlie Rangel by Jack R. Van Der Slik