Let me get this right, Charles Rangel is stepping down, but he’s not. Will this move avoid the up/down vote the Republicans were sure to initiate? This kind of gray zone is like listening to Robert the-lost-Bee-Gee Gibbs say nothing for twenty minutes during a press briefing. That could explain why he really doesn’t need to write notes on his hand.
So this “leave of absence” he’s taking… will he go on another trip to his non-taxed Caribbean getaway?
This thing smells like something cooked up by Pelosi to try to get the trillion dollar budget reconciliation to bypass the 60% vote requirement.