Himes quickly distances himself from Rangel
Himes said he would donate to charity campaign contributions from Rangel, a noted rainmaker for Democrats.
“I admire Mr. Rangel for his decades of leadership on civil rights and his service in the armed forces and in Congress,” Himes said. “But as elected officials, we must live up to the highest ethical standards. Given this admonishment by the Ethics Committee and the other allegations pending against him, I have directed my staff to donate to charity the campaign contributions received from Mr. Rangel.”
A spokeswoman for Himes said Rangel had donated $2,000 to the Connecticut congressman.
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