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Ashleigh Banfield: ‘Top Of The Season To You Congressman Rangel’

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) went on CNN this morning to chat up host Ashleigh Banfield about the murders of two NYPD cops in Brooklyn.

Rangel was all spiffy in a peach bow tie.

He spoke of politicians not inciting people’s emotions.

“Come to my house for Christmas dinner?” Banfield asked, closing out the segment.

“Okay, that’s a great offer!” Rangel replied, all smiles and laughing.

There’s no reason to kiss a congressman’s ass for coming on TV. But Banfield then thanked the congressman profusely for taking time out of what — his busy holiday schedule? — for coming on during the holidays. Please, the weekend after two policemen are murdered at the hands of a mentally ill black man with a rap sheet? Where else would Rangel be?

Where else would any politician be?

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