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Rep. Charlie Rangel Says: I Deserve Armed Protection, But You Don’t

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The level of narcissism and hypocrisy in the halls of Congress never ceases to amaze me. The latest comes from Rep. Charlie Rangel, who is advocating for gun control while also struggling to explain why he should be protected by armed guards.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D., N.Y.) said he and his fellow congressmen deserved and needed protection from guns Wednesday while simultaneously arguing against members of his own district being armed. When a reporter for The Daily Caller noted he was protected by the U.S. Capitol Police, he laughed and said, “Well, that’s a little different. I think we deserve—I think we need to be protected down here.“

Rangel, who was part of the Democratic sit-in that began Wednesday pushing for gun control legislation, also told the website he was glad it was difficult in his New York district to get concealed carry permits.

So there you have it. Rep. Charlie Rangel believes he should have armed protection, but doesn’t believe his constituents in Harlem should have the same right to protect themselves.

Congress doesn’t deserve special privileges, and rights shouldn’t be selectively applied to certain citizens over others. Clearly, Rep. Rangel believes that his life holds more value than the citizens in his own district.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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