But for [Joyce] Johnson, the whole correspondence was inappropriate, and that the gesture, rather than any particular wording Eaton used, was meant to chase away her supporters.
"When you get a call to say please confirm," Johnson explained, "there’s an implication in it that there are some consequences. Otherwise, why do it?"
A spokesman for Rangel declined to comment.
When he announced that he was running for governor of the State of New York, the two congressmen who stood by his side and were part of his successful campaign were Congressman Charles Rangel and me.