Rangel says life work will judge him, not Congress
POSTED: Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 6:26pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - New York Rep. Charles Rangel says he knows in
his heart he will be judged by his life, not by the House that
overwhelmingly voted to censure him.
Moments after Thursday's 333-79 censure vote - and House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi's somber reading of his punishment - Rangel briefly
addressed his colleagues.
The 20-term Democrat said even though it was painful to accept
the vote, he believed it reflected the political tide.
The Korean War veteran said "compared to where I've been I
haven't had a bad day since."