Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said police who arrested him Tuesday tightened his handcuffs. “I thought I’d be treated better by the Capitol Police than I was,” Rangel said on FOX Business Network Friday.
Rangel was one of several Democratic lawmakers arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at an immigration reform rally on the National Mall.
“They do the best they can under the circumstances, and it reminded me how other people who are not members of Congress can and should not be treated,” Rangel said.
Democratic Reps. John Lewis (Ga.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), Keith Ellison (Minn.), Al Green (Texas) and Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) were also detained by Capitol Police at the rally.
Nearly 200 people were arrested during the protest for crowding and causing disruption to streets near the Capitol complex.