Charlie Rangel Wouldn't Comment As Ethics Panel Met To Decide Punishment (VIDEO) Newscom Ryan J. Reilly – November 18, 2010, 6:50 PM EST Rep. Charlie Rangel didn't have much to say to reporters today following his appearance before the House Ethics panel, where the chief counsel of the ethics committee recommended his censure.Rangel left the hearing as the panel went into executive session to decide his fate. Followed by reporters down the hall to the elevator, Rangel said he didn't think he should comment. "I really don't think that I should be discussing anything about this proceeding while it's going on," Rangel said. "I don't want to miss this vote," he said before boarding an elevator. Unlike when he appeared before the panel earlier this week, Rangel was accompanied by a security detail on Thursday.