…No comment, basically. And wait until Thursday, when the House Ethics committee will meet to address the charges against the longtime Congressman.
Rangel also reiterated that he is running for re-election. When asked if he thought the prospect of a public trial would hurt Democrats re-elections chances–a charge that primary opponent Jonathan Tasini is making–Rangel said “You are getting involved in something I haven’t been trained in, but pain is pain.”
Rangel then said, “Thank you all for coming” and walked away.
Will update with more shortly…