House Ethics Committee Censures Charles Rangel-Censure Definition
House Ethics Committee Vote To Censure Rep. Charles Rangel: What is definition of censure?
The House Ethics Committee has decided in a 9 to 1 vote to censure Rep. Charles Rangel from New York, prompting some to ask what is the definition of censure
Censure Definition (Wikipedia):
Censure is a procedure for publicly reprimanding a public official for inappropriate behavior. When the president is censured, it serves merely as a condemnation and has no direct effect on the validity of presidency, nor are there any other particular legal consequences. Unlike impeachment, censure has no basis in the Constitution or in the rules of the Senate and House of Representatives. It derives from the formal condemnation of either congressional body of their own members.
Censure Definition (short form): Censure is a public scolding or slap on the wrist
80 year old Charles Rangel appeared before the Committee on Thursday to present his response to his corruption conviction.
The five Democrats and five Republicans deliberated for several hours behind closed doors Thursday. The vote was 9-1. Earlier, at a sanctions hearing, Rangel apologized for his misconduct but said he was not a crooked politician out for personal gain.
The censure recommendation form the House Ethics Committee now moves the House of Representative where the formal censure of Charles Rangel will likely tack place.