Rangel Not Stepping Down

Posted September 16, 2008 at 12:32pm

House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) will not step down from his position and has not been pressured to do so by Democratic leadership, his attorney said Tuesday.

Rangel met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Ways and Means Democrats on Monday evening. Afterward, Rangel said little.

He has been under pressure to step down from Republicans because of his personal finances and errors in his House financial disclosure filings.

His lawyer, Lanny Davis, said Rangel would not step aside.