On the plus side, it had Twitter users gasping for breath. Who made this call? “Hey, guys! Let’s have on tax cheat Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to discuss the IRS targeting scandal. He’s an authority!”
Charlie Rangel is really the best authority you can find to discuss IRS abuse? The guy is an admitted tax cheat.
On This Week, I love that Charlie Rangel is one of the Dems message men railing against the abuse of our tax laws. Can't make it up.—
Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) May 19, 2013
Congressman Rangel might not be the best person to be involved in scrutinizing the IRS, akin to Blodgett discussing Bloomberg spying.—
Daryl Jones (@HedgeyeDJ) May 19, 2013
Charlie Rangel? Really
And there’s more! ABC’s “This Week” also had the ethically-challenged Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.) on the oh-so-authoritative panel.
The giggles continued when Rangel fretted that honest IRS workers may now be getting “a bad shake.”
You really can’t make this stuff up. It’s not the first time Rangel has beclowned himself by weighing in.
And a hilarious exit question:
Charlie Rangel perfect person to comment on ethics. Maybe Elliot Spitzer had prior commitment?—
Caroline Baum (@cabaum1) May 19, 2013