At the very last possible second, it looks like Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has done it. CBS is reportingthat he has cut a deal with the special ethics committee in which he would admit to wrongdoing and avoid a possible open and damaging trial in September. More details are expected to be unveiled as the current meeting unfolds.
Continuing a tradition of delivering excellent quotes, today Rangel said, “Sixty years ago I survived a Chinese attack in North Korea and as a result I wrote a book saying that I hadn’t had a bad day since. Today I have to reassess that statement.”