Race has nothing to do with the charges against Rangel, but because he was in Selma, we have to exonerate him, we gotta exonerate him.
Now, John Lewis is well known. John Lewis once said, “I was beat upside the head by Bull Connor and the dogs,” and so forth.
I don’t know if Rangel was beat upside the head.
It should be pointed out that John Lewis was beat upside the head by fellow Democrats. Bull Connor and all the segregationists in Alabama those days were Democrats.
So he’s a good man, he went to Selma, he’s got a big heart. [Imitating John Lewis:] I don’t know the facts of the case, but he went to Selma. I don’t know what he did, he’s got a good heart and he went to Selma.
He walked from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. And then from there he took a detour and went to the Dominican Republic and bought some property nobody knew about, didn’t pay taxes on it.
I got to stay there a couple times but I don’t care because he went to Selma.
His heart’s good because I got to stay in that condo a bunch of times in the Dominican Republic.
Nobody knew I was there, and nobody knows now I was there, and I hope nobody finds out I was there, but he’s a good man, he was in Selma.
I got beat upside the head in Selma, I don’t know if Rangel got beat upside the head but he didn’t get beat upside the head in the Dominican Republic.
He owned property, didn’t tell anybody about it. But he came to Selma. He’s a good man.
He got three rent-controlled apartments in New York, used as offices and so forth, was basically living on an income of $500,000 a year when he was being paid 150, one of the notorious check cashers in the House bank scandal.
But he marched in Selma. He went to Selma.
I don’t know what this case is about, but I do know that he went to Selma.