US Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) listens to US President Barack Obama deliver remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Annual Phoenix Awards September 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. AFP/Getty Images

US Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) at the Annual Phoenix Awards September 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Rep. Charlie Rangel called Wednesday’s deadly building explosion in his Harlem, N.Y., district his community’s Sept. 11.

“This is a very serious thing. It’s our community’s 9/11, even though we don’t know how it started,” Rangel told a local news affiliate Wednesday. “The whole New York delegation has been concerned, and members that are not in committee are glued to the television and hearing reports from you makes us at least a little closer to home.”

More than a few people were unimpressed with Rangel’s 9/11 comments:

Pretty sure 9/11 was Harlem's 9/11
Dem Rep. From NYC: Harlem Building Explosion Is My Communitys 9/11
@GlennThrush
Glenn Thrush
Wow. RT @ Idiot. RT @: Rep. Charlie Rangel calls East Harlem explosion ”our community’s 9/11″: http://t.co/k2NpfhKRn5
Dem Rep. From NYC: Harlem Building Explosion Is My Communitys 9/11
@jimantle
Jim Antle

Rangel said he was considering leaving Washington to go back to his district to be with his community.

“I’ve never had anything this horrific that’s happened in my community since I’ve been in Washington,” he said. “I hope that soon, and very soon, it will be contained and we can go back to some degree of normal normalcy.”

At least two people were killed and more than 20 injured from the explosion, with more than a dozen others missing.

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