Pelosi will “honor” Rangel’s request for “leave of absence”

Jon Ward Contributor

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just put out this statement on Rangel:

“Chairman Charlie Rangel has informed me of his request for a leave of absence from his duties and responsibilities as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. I will honor his request.

“I commend Chairman Rangel for his decades of leadership on jobs, health care, and the most significant economic issues of the day.”