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Charlie Rangel: GOP Believes 'Slavery Isn't Over'

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U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 11:09 PM

Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday likened Republicans to Confederates from the Civil War era, charging that they "believe slavery isn't over."

"We have to win. We have to be able to send a national message with Andrew Cuomo," the longtime New York Democrat congressman said at an evening rally for the governor, who is seeking re-election, Business Insider reports. "And the thing is everything we believe in — everything we believe in — they hate.

"They don't disagree — they hate," said Rangel, 84, who survived a bruising renomination battle in June. "They think if you didn't come from Europe 30 years ago, you didn't even make it.

"Some of them believe that slavery isn't over and they and think they won the Civil War."

Rangel, who said last week that the Islamic State (ISIS) was not a national security threat to the United States, has long compared Republicans to Confederates.

He also told the Cuomo rally that the Democrats were, by contrast, doing "God's work" on issues that were important to Americans and called on participants to "send a collective voice" in next Tuesday's elections.

"Everything we're doing is God's work: education, healthcare, affordable housing, discrimination, paying people the minimum wage," he said, according to Business Insider.

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