Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) was not enamored with Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) lengthy speech on the floor of the House Tuesday defending himself against allegations of corruption from the House ethics committee.
Kilroy is one of nearly a dozen Democratic House members to call on Rangel to resign his seat in Congress in light of the charges. Most of those calls have been from Democrats such as Kilroy who face tough Republican challenges this fall.
"I think he deserves a date before the ethics committee," Kilroy said. "To the extent it took him an hour to say that…"
Rangel spoke for just over 31 minutes Tuesday, but for the Democrats Rangel chastised for calling on him to resign, it probably felt like an hour.
"You're not going to tell me to resign to make you comfortable," Rangel said. He defiantly vowed to remain in office, practically daring the House to expel him.
"I am not going away," Rangel said. "I am here."
Kilroy said while Rangel is entitled to fight, "He doesn't see it the way we do in Ohio."