House Democrat calls on Rangel to resign

Nope the resignation call didn’t come from Wisconsin Congressman Steve Kagen.

In a statement to The Hill, Sutton stated, “It is regrettable, but Charlie Rangel needs to resign from his seat in Congress. This isn’t about being a Democrat or Republican, this is about preserving the public trust. Our nation is facing extraordinary challenges and we must be focused on building a sustainable economy that will allow our workers and businesses to flourish.”

Sutton has built a reputation as a crusader for congressional ethics. In 2008, she led the fight to pass legislation creating the Office of Congressional Ethics, which now serves as an independent ethics body within the House of Representatives.

In March, Sutton donated to charity the $7,000 given to her campaign by Rangel. Sutton, a GOP target this fall, was elected in 2006. President Barack Obama attracted 57 percent of the vote in her district in 2008.

Earlier this year, Sutton called on Rangel to resign as Ways and Means Committee chairman days before the New York Democrat — under pressure from House Democratic leaders — gave up his gavel. (Source: The Hill)

Congresman Kagen will we hear you call on your good friend Charles Rangel to resign in the face of ethics charges?

Will any candidates running in the 8th District point out this silence by Congressman Kagen?

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