Democrats Rally Around Rangel Despite Tax Missteps

September 2, 2009

House Democrats are willing to rally around Rep. Charles Rangel in his latest spate of tax missteps — but only as long as no more embarrassing revelations come to light, sources told The Post.

The head of the powerful Ways and Means Committee last week amended six years’ worth of financial disclosure forms and revealed he’d earned $1.3 million in previously unreported income.

That’s on top of ongoing House Ethics Committee probes into four other areas of Rangel’s financial past — including failure to properly report income taxes on a Caribbean villa he owns.

Read more: (Ginger Adams Otis, “Rangel Untangle,” The New York Times, 9/02/09)