Just incredible. Keep talking, you nitwit.
Several southern Democrats lost their Senate seats Tuesday night to Republican challengers, leading Rangel to suggest that voter ID laws and other GOP causes were really just racially-charged methods of suppressing the minority vote to their favor.
“I’m just saying that it’s unfortunate America doesn’t deal with the problem of racism,” Rangel continued. “Until we acknowledge that it exists and fight hard to eradicate it, then we still have to be frustrated by people. They all come from the south and they all have these feelings about superiority and that’s true whether you’re picking cotton or you’re president of the United States.”
Blitzer noted that Rangel seemed to be “doubling down” on his earlier remarks. “You’re not walking away from them? As you know, they caused quite a stir, raising the specter of racism out there. I want to point out to you, an African-American Republican was elected, the United States Senator in South Carolina, Tim Scott.” Rangel’s response:
We’re not talking about America. We’re not talking about the advancements that we’ve made — a black president, the explosive number of African-American and others that are now in the Congress — we’re talking about a cancer that we have in the United States of America. America knows who they are. They know how they feel. And we’re talking about dealing with them. […] Racial superiority, unfortunately, is a disease that a handful of people have. And they were holding back the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Maybe now that Republican leadership doesn’t need them, they can go along with people who want to improve the quality of life for all Americans and not those who just look like them.