Rep. Charles Rangel was on NY1's Inside City Hall last night. And he had some forceful words about those who protested against health care reform, "I was involved in the civil rights marches in the '60s. And I have been badgered, cursed at and spat at by groups in the South and I want you to know and your viewing audience to know that the group that were in Washington fighting against the health bill and fighting against the President, looked just like and sounded just like those groups that attacked the civil rights movement in the South."

Rangel also took the time to (continue to) complain that media unfairly led to his various ethics issues and thinks that not only will he be vindicated but he'll be back in charge of the House Ways and Means Committee, "I don't need assurances from anybody. I am the former chairman. I am the senior member of the committee. I am a senior member of the House. Once its revealed there is no reason, my committee, the Ways and means committee, didn't think stepping aside was the right thing to do. A lot of Democrats thought I was caving into pressure from Republicans." Rangel "temporarily" stepped down from the chairmanship after a House ethics investigation found he improperly accepted a trip to the Caribbean.