Harlem Residents React to Rangel Giving Up His Gavel

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Rep. Charles Rangel (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Charles Rangel (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Harlem residents have mixed emotions about news that their Congressman, Rep. Charles Rangel, is stepping down temporarily as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

Below is a montage of voices from Harlem reacting to the news:

That was Joyce McGee, Mario Lara, Agnes Louis, Anthony Phillips, and Shaylynn Villegas

Interviews were conducted by Ailsa Chang at 116th Street in Harlem, and edited by Lisa Chow.