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Democratic Congressman Used An iPad To Answer A Debate Question

"Congressman, are you googling during this debate?"

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During a televised debate Friday, New York Rep. Charlie Rangel, a 22-term incumbent, whipped out his iPad to look up his Congressional voting record to show it to opponent Adriano Espaillat.

Via 7online.com

This isn't the first time Rangel, who is facing a difficult primary fight, has used a prop during a debate. He staged a fake phone call to begin a May debate. The Democratic primary takes place on June 24.

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