Theodore's World: Al Sharpton Responds to Rangel Investigation

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July 28, 2010

Al Sharpton Responds to Rangel Investigation

Rev. Al Sharpton saying “it would be a blow to Harlem” if Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel had to resign or was removed from Congress in the face of ethics violations he must answer for in front of a House Ethics Committee on Thursday. Sharpton also said “it would be a political bloodbath” to see who replaces Rangel in representing the district should Rangel have to leave office. He said you would likely have “half of Harlem” running for the seat.

Rangel has represented Harlem for 40 years in the House of Representatives, and is now 80 years old. This report gives a good rundown on what he is alleged to have done.

The New York Daily News reported Saturday that Rangel, speaking to reporters at Harlem Hospital, brushed off the call to give up his seat.

"Well, it wouldn't be the American thing to do," he said. "I think I owe it to the process to find out first what the investigative committee finds out."

Wild Thing's comment.......

ROFLOL! Charlie really does believe he has the gift of gab doesn’t he? Sorry Charlie not buying what you’re selling!

Posted by Wild Thing at July 28, 2010 05:50 AM


Half of Harlem running for Congress anyone of them would do a better job representing that district than Rangle. Sharpton acts like thats a bad thing. Term limits would be a good thing, he is just too biased to see it or paid too well by Rangle.

Posted by: Mark at July 28, 2010 11:08 AM

Sharpton realizes that without Charlie's seniority, fewer perks and pork will be headed Harlem's way.

One definitely does not want to kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

Question. Does anyone really think that either Sharpton or Rangel actually live in Harlem?

I mean LIVE THERE!, not just have an address.

Just asking.

Posted by: Sean at July 28, 2010 11:21 AM

Maybe a congressman with ethical standards would help Harlem? I may be out on a limb here, but just sayin'...

Posted by: Anonymous at July 28, 2010 07:49 PM

Sean that is good, I bet they don't, maybe they have an office there but no way do they actually live there.

Thanks everyone so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 29, 2010 03:14 AM