Following this morning’s tragic building collapse in Harlem, a local NBC affiliate asked Rep. Charles Rangel to weigh in. Big mistake:
Here’s what he said: “This is a very serious thing. It’s our community’s 9/11.”
OK, so, first of all, as awful and heartbreaking as today’s events were, they simply do not compare to the murder of thousands of Americans on 9/11:
Also offensive? The suggestion that the people of Harlem weren’t really affected by 9/11:
That’s Rangel for you.