Earlier I noted the NBC News report that Charlie Rangel had agreed to step down as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. It now seems the report should have read: “Source tells NBC News that Rangel is stepping down in order to force his hand and get him to step down because he’s close but actually hasn’t stepped down. But they’re really hoping he will soon.”
Because as of now Rangel is saying in the no uncertain terms that he’s not stepping down.
It’s really ain’t pretty. And no that’s not a typo.
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