‘Huh?’ Did Rep. Charles Rangel just make the VA scandal a ‘class’ issue? Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/468766853809328128

Wut, indeed. Fox News’ Chad Pergram reports that Rep. Charles Rangel had this to say about the developing VA scandal:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChadPergram/status/468766613219446784

Hmmm.

http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/468767186853838848
http://twitter.com/#!/HappiKamper/status/468768136788209664

If Rangel said that, we’d love to hear the explanation.

http://twitter.com/#!/hboulware/status/468771879759519744

Twitchy will update with additional confirmation and video of Rangel’s remarks if they become available.

Update:

Rangel’s remarks in full are now available here.

The quote in question:

Asked whether VA Secretary Eric Shinseki should continue in his position, Mr. Rangel said the problem was larger than that.

“I am saying it’s our whole country — it’s our religious community that allows this to happen,” he said. “And I tell you, if it was a different class of people that were dying on Wall Street, it would not happen, and I know that. And no one can challenge that.

“They’re destroying their own lives because of this — they come home and they find [themselves] jobless and homeless and [hopeless], and we don’t talk about it,” he said. “And we just talk casually about the introduction of troops … so you asked the wrong guy for any rational explanation for what’s happening to them; VA or no VA, it’s wrong.”

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Charles Rangel

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