Skip to comments.Rangel rally in Harlem draws fans (Tax-cheat Charlie fails to show at total RAT celebration)
Posted on 09/13/2009 9:14:38 PM PDT by Libloather
Rangel rally in Harlem draws fans
BY Tanyankika Samuels and Erin Einhorn
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Sunday, September 13th 2009, 4:00 AM
Though he's facing critics in Washington over financial improprieties, Rep. Charles Rangel got nothing but love at home Saturday.
"I'm here to show support for my brother," said former Mayor David Dinkins who was among 75 local politicians, church leaders and union members who rallied for Rangel in Harlem.
"He's a very powerful member of Congress, and they would like to take him down. But that's not going to happen."
Rangel, who wasn't at the event, has not been charged with wrongdoing, but critics have called for him to resign as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
He's the focus of an ethics committee probe into a host of allegations, including failure to report income, improperly leasing rent-stablilized apartments and using his congressional letterhead for fund-raising purposes.
"I'm here not in an attempt to refute the allegations, some of which are probably baseless, but to show support for Charlie Rangel," Dinkins said. "I'm confident he will survive this and continue to support not only the 15th Congressional District but the rest of the country."
Many, including Dinkins and Assemblyman Keith Wright (D-Harlem), pointed out that Rangel himself called for the ethics committee investigation.
Is that Spitzer in the back row playing grab-a## with someone other than his so-called wife?
By that statement it seems Dinkins believes some are probably true and have merit.
That ole’ stick together no matter the crime ethos that grips that dysfunctional community, whether it’s closing ranks around OJ, Rodney King or now Rangel. I bet these same fools were enraged by Wilson calling a liar a liar but have no problem with outright felonies committed by their guy Rangel.
Woe to those supposed church leaders.
Whoever is keeping the list- Note: Place him in the top 10. Thanks in advance.
And why should they? It's all about political expediency, and nothing more.
You didn't really think they'd have been outraged over something as benign as morals, or ethics did you?
LOL! Only a RAT could think such a statement is a vote of confidence.
Dinkins...worst mayor in NYC history!
Charlie Rangel doesn’t pay his taxes but he wants to raise ours even higher. Corrupted to the core!
I see some of the Plantation workers got together....
Of course ol' Chollie is totally innocent - The Man just wants to take him down. Support from David Dinkins is damning with faint praise indeed.
Apparently, that dog has a ton of fleas.
I am sure they would approve of Rangle too.
Someone needs to tell the lady in the green jogging suit that she needs to go 2 sizes bigger next time..
Charlie the gig is up......resign
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