Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel sat for a rather extraordinary interview with Fox Business Network today whereby hosts David Asman and Elizabeth McDonald uses a combination of flattery, cajoling and badgering to get him to condemn the Wisconsin Democrats who have fled the state.
The reason those legislators have done so is because their absence from Wisconsin keeps the legislature from holding a quorum to vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to end collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. The Republicans have a majority, and would pass the measure if the Democrats were present.
Rangel reluctantly agrees with the hosts and condemns the missing legislators, but he takes pains to call out Gov. Walker for putting their backs up against the wall.
The result, as you can see below, is pretty extraordinary.
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