Against his lawyer's advice, embattled New York Congressman Charlie Rangel took to the House floor this afternoon to defend himself against corruption allegations. The Associated Press called the ensuing speech "extraordinary." Twitter had a somewhat different reaction.
Rangel is, um, not resigning. And he just talked for 20+ minutes on the House floor.
One senior Dem aide to me re Rangel on the floor right now: "This is a trainwreck."
Rangel on the House Floor now giving the Bill Pullman speech from Independence Day.
Rangel, please resign.
Rangel on House floor... Sounds exactly like Frank Pantageli in Godfather 2...
Somebody may have kidnapped Charlie Rangel and forced him to do bong hits.
Rangel speech condensed: "Being investigated for breaking the laws I help write has been really inconvenient for me. Stop." #tcot
Gibbs might be the only Dem happy about Rangel's sideshow