Video: Rangel and Espaillat debate the virtues of longevity

Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print

Here's an exchange from the closing remarks from the NY-13 debate last night, in which Rep. Charlie Rangel said he considered the other candidates were "applying for my job."

Rangel said he hoped voters would look at "who has produced, and not who would like to produce."

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who spoke next, said it's sign that someone has been on the job too long when they think "that there's just absolutely nobody on the planet that can do as good of a job as you have." 

Technical note: The typing you hear in the background is courtesy of Jill Colvin, who said Rangel was looking "genuinely sad" when he was "attacked for being in office for so long."

MORE ON CAPITAL

ADVERTISEMENT