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Bonner: Rangel 'can no longer blame anyone other than himself'


Alabama Rep. Jo Bonner, the top Republican on the House panel that weighed charges of ethics violations against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York, had harsh words for the 20-term congressman in the committee's hearing today.

"Mr. Rangel can no longer blame anyone other than himself for the position he now finds himself in. Not this committee, not his staff or family, not the accountants or lawyers, not the press," he said. "Mr. Rangel should only look into the mirror if he wants to know who to blame."

"It is my unwavering view that the actions, decisions, and behavior of our colleague from New York can no longer reflect either honor or integrity," Bonner said.

Watch Bonner's full statement here:


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