The GOP will miss Charles Rangel more than they know. Meet his successor, Pete Stark:
POLITICO reported earlier this week that officials found Stark was “extremely belligerent” toward investigators from the Office of Congressional Ethics and used a semi-hidden video camera to tape his interview during a probe of whether he improperly applied for a homestead tax exemption in Maryland even though his official residence is in California.
The incident is just one in a series of stranger-than-fiction episodes featuring the tart-tongued Stark.
He once accused one former Republican Ways and Means colleague, Nancy Johnson of Connecticut, of getting her information from “pillow talk,” and called another, Scott McInnis of Colorado, a “fruitcake.”
In 2007, he accused Republicans of sending soldiers to Iraq “to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”