President Obama Hopes Charlie Rangel Ends His Career ‘With Dignity’


I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served his constituents very well but these allegations are very troubling. And he’ll — he’s somebody who’s at the end of his career. Eighty years old. I’m sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity. And my hope is that it happens.” —President Obama, on the CBS Evening News, reacting to Charlie Rangel’s alleged ethics violations. Insiders say Rangel “doesn’t give a damn about what the president thinks about this” and won’t step down. [Politico]