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Charles Rangel
Charles Rangel
A certified tax cheat, Charles Rangel served nearly half a century in politics before finally choosing not to run for re-election in Harlem. Amongst his accomplishments include shaking down corporations for donations using Congressional letterhead, taking advantage of low-rent apartments for personal use, abusing Congressional parking privileges, shaking down people for free vacations, and avoiding tax obligations left and right.
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In a HuffPost Live interview, Congressman Charlie Rangel claimed his use of 'white cracker' a term of endearment.
“I thought that was a term of endearment. They're so proud of their heritage and all of the things they believe in.”
Charles Rangel, November 10, 2014

Corrupt Congressman Charles Rangel once again resorted to racial division at a rally for Andrew Cuomo.
“And the thing is: Everything we believe in, everything we believe in, they hate. They don't disagree, they hate! They think if you didn't come from Europe 30 years ago, you didn't even make it. Some of them believe that slavery isn't over and they and think they won the Civil War!”
Charles Rangel, October 30, 2014

Speaking at Antioch Baptist in Harlem, Congressman Charles Rangel said Barack Obama was sent by God and that white racists hate Obama and think the Civil War isn't over.
“They hate the president. God sent us Barack Obama. These people carry hate in their heart...all of them come from states that used to hold Africans as slaves. All of them hated Abe Lincoln! All of them really think that the Civil War is not over!”
Charles Rangel, June 22, 2014

At a debate, Charles Rangel attacked Democrat primary opponent Adriano Espaillat for running as a Dominican.
“Just what the heck has he actually done besides saying he’s a Dominican?”
Charles Rangel, June 6, 2014

At a debate, Charles Rangel attacked Democrat primary opponent Adriano Espaillat for running as a Dominican.
“This young fellow…woke up one morning, and found out there were more Dominicans in the Bronx added to it, and his ambitions allowed him to believe that he should be the first Dominican.”
Charles Rangel, June 6, 2014

Appearing on Fox News, Congressman Charles Rangel claimed no one cares about the Benghazi attacks.
“I don't think people, Americans, Democratic or Republicans, are going to lose sleep over Benghazi.”
Charles Rangel, May 8, 2014

Appearing on NY1, Charlie Rangel called Republicans and members of the Tea Party racists.
“It’s hard for me to explain how you work with a President that thought he could really deal with the Republican leadership. He really thought, and maybe it was the water they drink at Harvard, that he could deal with the Tea Party. They are mean, racist people. Now why do I say that? Because in those red states, they’re the same slave-holding states! They had the Confederate flag. They became Dixiecrats, they had the Confederate flag. They’re now Tea Party, they still got the Confederate flag!”
Charles Rangel, March 18, 2014 Audio and/or video clip available

In an interview on NY1, Congressman Charles Rangel suggested President Obama should start ruling by Executive Order.
“You know, the DREAM Act for the kids that came over here and didn’t know their home town, the president did that by executive order. What I did is I’ve taken out the language that he used and I’m gonna see why we can’t use executive orders for everything. What’s he gonna do? Make the Republicans angry? They’re gonna get annoyed? They’re not gonna cooperate?”
Charles Rangel, November 22, 2013

In an interview on NY1, Congressman Charles Rangel was once again critical of the Tea Party.
“And if you take a look at what these Tea Party people have done–recognizing that there’s more sick and poor white folks then there is–but they still are resisting everything that the president wants to do so they can destroy the people in their district in terms of education and jobs, the Congress, the Republican name. And when we had the debt ceiling crisis, they were really prepared to let the United States of America fiscal policy to go in the tubes. How can you talk with people like this?”
Charles Rangel, November 22, 2013

In an interview on NY1, Congressman Charles Rangel falsely implied Obamacare had signed up 40 to 50 million people.
“They’re concentrating on the small misjudgments that have been made and nobody’s speaking for the 40 and 50 million people that have dreamed and hoped and prayed for that they could be included and insured.”
Charles Rangel, November 22, 2013

Not surprising from a man not living in reality, Congressman Charles Rangel claimed no Republicans voted for Social Security in the 1930s.
“It should give you some small comfort to know that, historically, the Republican Party always fought vigorously against these type of programs. I don't think that one Republican voted for the Social Security Act, even though those old enough enjoy the benefits.”
Charles Rangel, October 29, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Immediately following a car chase that resulted in a brief lockdown in the Capitol, Congressman Charles Rangel wasted no time in blaming the incident on Republicans.
“Listen, people are so frustrated and angry with members of Congress, particularly Republicans. My first thought was that frustration ignited somebody already imbalanced and caused this type of thing.”
Charles Rangel, October 3, 2013

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Congressman Charles Rangel compared the Tea Party to 'white crackers' involved with segregation.
“It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police.”
Charles Rangel, August 2, 2013

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Congressman Charles Rangel claimed Republicans are sabotaging American competitiveness in a manner comparable to terrorists.
“What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”
Charles Rangel, August 2, 2013

In talking about immigration reform, Congressman Charles Rangel said whites were sons of guns that are uncomfortable with non-whites.
“Every white son of a gun from Europe has found a way to get here, and these barriers I think have a lot to do with color and the awkwardness or the uncomfortableness that a lot of whites feel about people of color.”
Charles Rangel, August 2, 2013

In talking about immigration reform, Congressman Charles Rangel had some confusing words to say.
“You are not going to go back to Abe Lincoln now and that bullshit are you? Blacks were tied to Abe, who freed the slaves, and so we followed the Republicans.”
Charles Rangel, August 2, 2013

Appearing on MSNBC, Representative Charles Rangel claimed that millions of kids are being killed by guns.
“We're talking about millions of kids dying, being shot down by assault weapons.”
Charles Rangel, March 21, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

When asked on MSNBC Live if the New York gun control laws should be used as a role model elsewhere in the country, Charlie Rangel decided to attack the south.
“Well I hope so. You know, New York is a little different and more progressive in a lot of areas than some other states and some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome.”
Charles Rangel, January 16, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

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