Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) said some anti-reform tea party protesters gathered on Capitol grounds shouted racial epithets at him, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Lewis’ chief of staff earlier today.
Carson said the taunts came as the three men — all African-American — walked out of the Cannon House Office Building for votes this afternoon.
“They were shouting the N-word,” Carson said.
Should this surprise anyone?
Teabaggers, opposition to health care reform, and opposition to Barack Obama's presidency, are largely based in racism. It's time to say this, and to hold people accountable.