Gabby Spikes Ethics Inquiry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2008
Contact: Paula Maxwell

Gabby Votes to Spike Inquiry on Rangel’s Tax Dodge, Pockets Campaign Cash: Pima County GOP calls on Gabby to give back tainted dough

TUCSON, Ariz. – Gabby Giffords last week voted to quash an inquiry into disgraced New York Congressman Charlie Rangel’s ethical lapses, which include his failure to pay taxes on rental income from a vacation getaway in the Dominican Republic.  (ABC News Report)

Gabby has also been the beneficiary of Rangel’s desire to see his liberal colleague retain her seat in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. In February of this year, Giffords received $4,000 from Rangel’s campaign committee.  []

“Giffords’ refusal to investigate Charlie Rangel’s failure to pay his taxes while he’s in charge of the committee that writes tax policy, makes a mockery of her party’s claims that they’re presiding over an ethical Congress,” Pima County Republican Party Chair Judi White said.  “Giffords should do the right thing and give back the tainted Rangel dough.”


  1. Antifederalist says

    Nice one, Gabby. What do you do once you get to Congress? Bow to pressure from the good ole’ boys network and choose to “play ball”. Gab, you’re a politician, not a statesman. Withdraw from the race and retire. Rangels NEEDS to be hounded by the IRS just like any otehr commoner and he AT LEAST needs to have his hand slapped by Congress. What happened to Pelosi’s “Most ethical Congress ever”? An ethics investigation of Rangel should have been a no-brainer. Gee, We’ve had Jefferson w/ $90K in his freezer now, and Rangel…perhaps we should investigate whether or not Rangel’s contribution played a part in Gabby’s decision not to investigate Rangel. The Dems are all full of baloney.

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