Rep. Rangel Says He's Ready to Clear His Name

Democratic New York Rep. Charles Rangel says he looks forward to next week's meeting of the House Ethics Committee, where allegations against him will be aired publicly for the first time.

Charles Rangel
Charles Rangel

The 40-year congressional veteran spoke Friday at his office in Harlem, a day after the ethics panel indicated he may have committed serious violations.

The panel did not disclose the allegations and Rangel declined to elaborate.

Rangel says he's pleased that the matter will be addressed before the September primary election and the November general election.

He says voters in his district deserve to know the truth about the allegations.

He says he's eager to be able to tell voters the results of the investigation, "so that they would know who Charlie Rangel really is."