Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) has been found guilty of eleven charges against him for various ethics complaints.
In a last stand, or lack thereof, Mr. Rangel walked out of the hearings claiming he had no legal counsel nor could afford one.
The proceedings continued in absentia.
The only thing left for the 20 term democrat from Harlem to do is resign.
His military service in Korea is exemplary. Although most of his service in the House was colorful, his record is tainted with these ethics convictions.
The time has now come for Mr. Rangel to resign, retire and leave public life behind him.
Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a corruption trial looming in which she is accused, among other charges, of steering money to family. It's important to note that Mrs. Waters' chief of staff is her grandson. If nepotism was against the law or ethical standards, she would have been tried a long time ago.