Democrat icon and tax-evader extraordinaire Charlie Rangel (D-NY) was on CNN to discuss Obama’s move to open “normal” relations with Cuba when he was asked about what this might mean for criminals hiding in Cuba to avoid American justice.
Let’s just say Rangel doesn’t really care… even when it comes to cop killers.
Charlie Rangel (D-NY): It’s remotely possible. You know, we’re fighting a war of terrorism, and I have no idea what priority she would have. I know she’s wanted by the State of New Jersey. But it’s abundantly clear that this is an international appreciation of a country. It’s one of the greatest things that’s happened in recent history. The people of Cuba and the people of Cuba love each other – notwithstanding our serious government conflicts.
CNN’s Carol Costello: But there are people who will look at this and say, look, Fidel Castro and Cuba harbored a cop killer, who should be in prison in the United States. Why are we gifting them with more normalized relations?
Rangel: Well, quite frankly, I haven’t heard her name come up in decades – nor did we even know about the Cuban spy that – that they had arrested and had been holding for 20 years. And so, it’s all-
Costello: Well, her – she was on the FBI’s most-wanted list, though. So her name has come up.
Rangel: Well, what we’re talking about is what’s in the best interest of the people of the United States from a foreign policy point of view. And I think you would agree with me that on that radar screen, her name doesn’t even come up.
Cop Killer? Charlie ain’t got time for that!