Charlie Rangel: Hamas is today’s Soviet Union

New York's embattled congressman rallies to Israel's defense

Topics: Israel Flotilla Attack, War Room, Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.,

Charlie Rangel: Hamas is today's Soviet UnionCongressman Rangel in Times Square

A group of Democratic members of Congress from New York is holding a press conference in Times Square at this hour to demand that survivors of Israel’s attack on a humanitarian flotilla be investigated by the State Department before being allowed into the United States.

Our Alex Pareene is on the scene and will have a full report shortly. He just sent along this video of Charlie Rangel likening Hamas to….the Soviet Union?

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki writes about politics for Salon. Reach him by email at SKornacki@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @SteveKornacki

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