Rangel Speaks About Being Censured

In his first television interview since being censured by the House, the New York congressman says it was an "embarrassing and painful experience."

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After being censured by Congress on Thursday, Charlie Rangel is speaking out. He says the punishment didn't fit the missteps that he's made in his 40-year term as a New York congressman. He admitted that he's made mistakes, but he also said that he is not guilty of corruption.

"I broke the laws, serious rules that are set up by the House to protect members and to protect the House," Rangel said. "But the whole idea of corruption has been just laid to rest, the question of self-enrichment."

This was Rangel's first national television interview since the House voted to censure him in a vote of 333-79.