Tea Party Protesters Call Black Lawmakers N-word

Tea Party members protesting health care reform took their mixed message to Washington D.C. this weekend. Things got even uglier than they already are when they began shouting racial and homophobic slurs at members of congress. Their vitriol towards the Congressional Black Caucus in particular included racial epithets like the "N-word" directed at civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis (pictured) and Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana. Meanwhile Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank was called a f____. "I have heard things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to get off the back of the bus," South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn told the Washington Post. Read More: Health Secretary Explains Health Care Reform For AA's Al Sharpton Responds to Black Critics of Obama The CBC Letter To President Obama


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