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(story reported by Shane D'Arpile)
New York Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV (D) says he's not sure why Democratic members of New York's congressional delegation are waitingto call on Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to resign his seat in Congress.
"They need to call on him to resign," said Powell. "And he needs to resign before the [September 14] primary."
The House ethics committee on Thursday unveiled 13 charges against Rangel.
He is accused of improperly soliciting donations for the Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York; of using a rent-stabilized apartment in Harlem for his campaign office; of failing to report more than $600,000 on his financial disclosure report; and of failing to pay taxes on rental income from a villa he owns in the Dominican Republic.
"Democrats stand to lose the Democratic majority in November as a result of this," Powell added.
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