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Adler Needs to Explain!

March 3, 2010

From our friends at the NRCC:

Now That Rangel is Busted,

 Would Adler Vote to Let Him Off the Hook Again?

New Jersey Democrat Twice Voted to Sweep Corruption Under the Rug


John Adler

Washington- Notoriously corrupt Harlem Democrat Charlie Rangel’s recent admonishment by the House Ethics Committee has caused a stir among nervous House Democrats who have already voted twice to let him off the hook. Now, Democrats like John Adler have found themselves in the eye of an ethical storm for sweeping their party’s corruption problems under the rug. With a handful of his colleagues quickly abandoning the embattled Ways and Means Committee Chairman, will Adler follow suit?

After months of holding ranks, some Democrats are finally turning on House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) in the wake of an ethics committee finding that he violated House rules by accepting a Caribbean junket.

“Early Friday, Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.) told POLITICO he wants Rangel to quit his powerful committee post — and that was quickly followed by similar statements from a pair of deep south Democrats, Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor and Alabama Rep. Bobby Bright.”

(Glenn Thrush and John Bresnahan, “Dems Call for Rangel’s Gavel,” Politico, 2/26/10)
The scandal comes as House Democrats attempt to salvage their credibility after breaking several promises to ‘drain the swamp’ and ‘turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history.’
“‘Drain the swamp’ means to turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history. That’s my pledge — that is what I intend to do,’ Pelosi stated in an interview with NBC’s  Brian Williams.” (Brian Williams, “Rep. Pelosi poised to make history”, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, 11/08/2006)

“Charlie Rangel has been embroiled in an ethical storm for years, but that hasn’t stopped John Adler from protecting him,”

said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain.

“Now that Rangel has finally been busted for his ethical wrongdoings, Adler has egg on his face for twice voting to sweep his party’s corruption problems under the rug. As a result, Adler is tied to this scandal whether he likes it or not. With a bruising re-election on the horizon, will Adler foolishly weather the storm with his embattled friend or abandon the notoriously crooked chairman?”

Does John Adler think that his support of Rangel is “Ok” with the voters in his district?

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