On the sweltering steps of City Hall this afternoon, Congressman Charlie Rangel held what’s been the routine campaign event for him: announcing the endorsement of one or more elected officials. This time, however, Mr. Rangel made his event immigration-themed and hauled in high-profile House colleagues, including Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, who chairs multiple immigration task force caucuses, Emanuel Cleaver, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and various members from the New York delegation, as well as local Latino politicians and immigration advocates.
“It took me the longest amount of time to get here,” Mr. Gutiérrez said to begin his speech. “I woke up at 3:30 this morning with a smile on my face … because I knew that before the end of the day I would see a friend, an ally. I would see somebody that has always supported the immigrant community and has been a key figure in its advancement in the Congress of the United States.” Read More