Incumbent New York Congressional Representative Charles Rangel continues to spark debate about both the longevity of politicians and the power they wield.
As a result, high-profile figures from both sides of the aisle made their voices heard about his future. While President Obama said the violations were “very troubling,” Al Sharpton and hundreds of other backers showed their support at his 80th birthday party.
What’s Rangel’s take? In a recent interview he said he didn’t have “any fear” regarding the impact of the violations (scroll to the 1:10 mark):
And it seems he was right; the public already voiced its opinion during the primary, which saw Rangel receive the Democratic nomination, though by a smaller margin than expected.
This all leads up to November 2, when voters will cast their ballots in the general election. Unfortunately, they won’t know all of the details; House ethics hearings won’t come until after the election.
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