‘Really?’ Rep. Charles Rangel calls Harlem building collapse ‘our community’s 9/11′ [video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/donstugots/status/443781436076998656

Following this morning’s tragic building collapse in Harlem, a local NBC affiliate asked Rep. Charles Rangel to weigh in. Big mistake:

http://twitter.com/#!/Macranthunter/status/443783478908166145

No, really:

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Here’s what he said: “This is a very serious thing. It’s our community’s 9/11.”

Oof.

http://twitter.com/#!/IamNewge/status/443778280466833408

OK, so, first of all, as awful and heartbreaking as today’s events were, they simply do not compare to the murder of thousands of Americans on 9/11:

http://twitter.com/#!/PrisonPlanet/status/443775693261115392
http://twitter.com/#!/NOPeteHere/status/443786383878914049

Also offensive? The suggestion that the people of Harlem weren’t really affected by 9/11:

http://twitter.com/#!/belcher_jr/status/443789199075196929
http://twitter.com/#!/IamInvicta/status/443774156099059712
http://twitter.com/#!/AnthonyBialy/status/443791086096752640

That’s Rangel for you.

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Charlie Rangel

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/12/really-rep-charles-rangel-calls-harlem-building-collapse-our-communitys-911-video/

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