"In the haste of sending out hundreds of letters" to donors for the Rangel Center at City College of New York, Rangel said there "has to be a penalty for grabbing the wrong stationery." He quickly added, "It may be stupid, it may be negligent, but it's not corrupt."
He said the office set aside for him at the center is hardly a gift.
"Who the heck needs an office ... in a broken-down building?" he asked.