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Against his lawyer's advice, embattled New York Congressman Charlie Rangel took to the House floor this afternoon to defend himself against corruption allegations. The Associated Press called the ensuing speech "extraordinary." Twitter had a somewhat different reaction.


Rangel is, um, not resigning.  And he just talked for 20+ minutes on the House floor.less than a minute ago via HootSuite



One senior Dem aide to me re Rangel on the floor right now: "This is a trainwreck."less than a minute ago via mobile web



Rangel on the House Floor now giving the Bill Pullman speech from Independence Day.less than a minute ago via TwitterGadget



Rangel, please resign.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Rangel on House floor... Sounds exactly like Frank Pantageli in Godfather 2...less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone



Somebody may have kidnapped Charlie Rangel and forced him to do bong hits.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Rangel speech condensed: "Being investigated for breaking the laws I help write has been really inconvenient for me. Stop." #tcotless than a minute ago via web



Gibbs might be the only Dem happy about Rangel's sideshowless than a minute ago via web


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