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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.


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.

Gideon Resnick is a political reporter at BuzzFeed. His work has appeared in VICE, the Atlantic and the Daily Beast.

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