altRep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) should resign his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Washington Post said today.

In a sharply worded editorial, the paper said Rangel's failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets violates the trust with which a chairman is entrusted.

"From all that we've seen thus far, Mr. Rangel has violated that trust continually and seemingly without care," the editors wrote.

Rangel recently amended his financial disclosure report to account for at least two new checking accounts, income from the sale of a town house and tens of thousands of dollars in dividends. The additional income nearly doubles his net worth.

The amended disclosure form is a "treasure trove of outrage," the Post said.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is reportedly leaning toward letting Rangel keep his post, wary of punishing a lawmaker who has yet to be formally sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee or a prosecutor.