Rep. David Scott Speaks Out On Threats to Congress

You can add Georgia Representative David Scott to the list of lawmakers who have received threatening, vitriol-filled letters and calls since Congress passed health care reform last week. For Scott, however, the alarming display is nothing new--he made headlines last summer when a swastika was spraypainted on the sign outside his district office, and since then he has continually received hateful correspondence. As Congress breaks for its spring recess and members return to their home districts, ESSENCE.com talked to the African-American Congressman about the racial undercurrent behind the upheaval, the security situation, and why he is intent on fighting back... Read more: Threats Mount Against Members of CongressTea Party Protesters Call Black Lawmakers N-Word
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