Bid to Oust Rangel Amid His Frantic Tax Fix

September 10, 2008

Embattled Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is facing possible ouster from his powerful committee chairmanship as he scrambles to file new tax returns in a desperate bid to hold on to his job.

The amended returns will reflect years of income he never bothered reporting from renting out his beachfront Caribbean villa, his lawyer said yesterday.

House Republicans yesterday pushed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to dump Rangel as head of the Ways & Means Committee, which writes the nation’s tax laws.

Read more: (Daphne Retter and Chuck Bennett, “Oust Bid Amid His Frantic Tax Fix,” New York Post, 9/10/08)