Rangel on His Rent-Stabilized Apartments: 'Fairness Is So Subjective'

The Times’ Sewell Chan has a run-down on Representative Charles Rangel’s public defense today of his four rent-stabilized apartments in Harlem. Mr. Rangel, who entered Congress in 1970, a year after the state introduced rent-stabilization in New York City, seems rather flustered by all the attention:

Toward the end of his news conference, Mr. Rangel suggested that it was absurd that he should be criticized, asking rhetorically whether he should place an ad in a newspaper asking, “Is there any place I can get this at a higher price because there’s some crazy reporter who thinks I have a good deal?”

Rangel on His Rent-Stabilized Apartments: 'Fairness Is So Subjective'