Backlash from GOP Against Tea Party SpittersMarch 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: dishonor, homophobic, n-word, racism, republicans, tea party
Republican Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) called on the Republican Party to distance itself from the behavior of tea party protesters who spat on black members of Congress. Congressmen John Lewis (D-GA) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) were also the targets of racial slurs and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has received faxes with racial slurs and images of nooses. In addition, derogatory epithets were hurled at Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), an openly gay member of Congress.