Charles B. Rangel

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Charles Bernard Rangel (born June 11, 1930) is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1971, representing New York's 15th congressional district. In January 2007 he will become Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.


  • I see a whole lot. I think, first of all, I think that the world knows that terrorism is not just the United States' problem. And I think that Bush has alienated every friend that we've made over the last 200 years with his arrogance and indifference. And so it makes a lot of sense to me that Kerry, all he has to do is to try to convince people that we've got to deal with the problems in the Middle East. And we just can't have them all down to Crawford Ranch and say everything is going great... It was Rumsfeld who said that we're creating more terrorists than we're killing. And we need a president to restore the honesty, the integrity that the United States of America has abroad.
  • Well, I think he shatters the myth of white supremacy once and for all.
    • On George W. Bush, in an interview on New York Public Television (March 28, 2005)

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