Or as Rangel calls them behind the scenes, his “favorite crackers.”

Via Politico:

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) sang praises to Republicans Gov. Chris Christie and New York Rep. Peter King in an interview with The Daily Beast, released Friday, acknowledging them as “good Republicans.”

“Chris Christie, who is a big Northeasterner, and people only go for Christie because he is reasonable. He says something nice about the president helping out Jersey and now he is on the hit list by Republicans,” the veteran politician said in the interview. “And now my friend Peter King is on their hit list. Peter King, a Republican, is considered a goddamn communist.”