Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) appeared to be attempting to Google his answer during a debate on a local ABC station before the moderator stopped him.
Incumbent Congressman Charles Rangel, D-NY, participates in the NY1 Democratic Primary debate at Lehman College in New York, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Rangel is seeking his party’s nomination to run for re-election in New York’s 13th Congressional District. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, Peter Gabel, Pool)
Rangel was seated on the debate platform between his two opponents -- New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, D-NY, center and Minister Michael Waldrond Jr. -- with a hand held device. When the moderator stopped him, he said he was just trying to correct the record for his opponents.
“Congressman, are you Googling during this debate?” the moderator asked.
Rangel answered, "No..."
But he then followed up with, “I just wanted to show that what he was picking out was consistent -- "
The moderator chimed in, "But it's not fair, because they don't have their devices.”
Rangel yielded, asserting that, “Oh, I was going to show it to them, but you're right!"
Rangel went on to talk about how his opponent in the debate was not accurately representing his record.
“There's nothing more important than the record,” Rangel said. “He says that we should not be critical of each other. Then he comes back and gives me a shot. I just wanted to approve the record is against him.”
(H/T: Eagle Rising)