He says the House Ethics Committee investigation violated his rights.
In a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, the New York Democrat alleges “numerous, flagrant, knowing and intentional violations” of his due process rights.
Rangel, 82, seeks to overturn the censure and says in the court papers that he suffers “irreparable harm that cannot be compensated by money damages.”
…The lawsuit names Boehner; Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who was chairwoman of the House ethics committee at the time of the censure; and other committee members and staff. The congressman alleges that evidence was withheld by the committee staff.