Rangel: Senate Flip Is a ‘Real Embarrassment’ to New York

The Republican takeover of the State Senate does not make Charlie Rangel feel good about himself, his fellow New York congressmembers, or his state.
“It’s been a real embarrassment to the New York delegation—both Republican and Democrat—to believe that people who have been indicted can be welcomed into the Republican Party,” said Rangel, referring to Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada Jr. “This is a coup that is not based on principles of politics but merely the self-aggrandizement of individuals that have not made contributions to either one of the parties. It is a total embarrassment to the state.”
(Monserrate was indicted on charges of stabbing his girlfriend in the face with a drinking glass.

Rangel: Senate Flip Is a ‘Real Embarrassment’ to New York