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Tasini: Rangel Just Voted to Pay for the War

Friday, July 09, 2010 - 10:12 AM

WNYC

Rep. Charlie Rangel's claim that congress shouldn't spend any more money on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--except to leave--is challenged by Jonathan Tasini who says Rangel just voted to fund the war.

Tasini:

Charlie Rangel just voted, along with many Democrats, for billions of dollars more for the Afghanistan war, and he will not face another vote on the Afghanistan war until after the September 14 primary. This is unconscionable.

Tasini is one of a handful of challengers running aganist Rangel. That field includes, so far: Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell (son of the man Rangel unseated), Vince Morgan, a one-time aide to Rangel and Joyce Johnson, an early Obama supporter with private sector experience.

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