Quotes: Rep. Charles Rangel Pleads to Congress

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“Don’t leave me swinging in the wind till November.”

— REP. CHARLES RANGEL, defending himself against ethics charges and asking for a speedy trial before his primary election in September, in a long-winded, 30-minute speech on the House floor; he gave the speech under the rarely-used “point of personal privilege” rule, allowing him to speak on any topic (via Washington Post)