Via Washington Secrets:
New York Rep. Charles Rangel, censured by the House for ethics violations over squirrely financial dealings like failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets and failing to pay income taxes, today called President Obama’s goal of killing some Bush tax cuts “paying your fair share!”
The 82-year-old’s umbrage came in a tweet while he was in the Cannon Rotunda interview area. According to a picture he also tweeted, he was near House Majority Leader Eric Cantor who was in a discussion over the Bush tax cuts.
“My ears perking up to hear Rep. Cantor saying taxes will go up under Pres Obama. It’s called ‘paying your fair share!’” Rangel tweeted just after noon.
His picture shows Rangel waiting to be interviewed with Cantor off to the right, TV light shining off his face as he is being interviewed.