Rep. Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Made Up Of ‘Mean, Racist People’ | Roland Martin Reports

Rep. Charlie Rangel: Tea Party Made Up Of ‘Mean, Racist People’

Source: theGrio

Rep. Charlie Rangel has no qualms about calling out the Tea Party.

During a recent interview with NY1, the outspoken New York Democrat talking about the difficulty of trying to find common ground with the conservative faction of the Republican Party.

He also lamented the fact that President Barack Obama “really thought…that he could deal with the Tea Party.”

“They are mean, racist people,” the 83-year-old lawmaker said. “Now why do I say that? Because in those red states, they’re the same slave-holding states. They had the Confederate flag. They became Dixiecrats; they had the Confederate flag. They’re now the Tea Party; they still got the Confederate [flag]. I don’t think that’s a coincidence,” he continued. “There is nothing the president can do–not love of country, not love of party–that they’re not prepared to kill themselves to get to him.”

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  • dman08hot

    ~ Duh! sumthin we don’t know, please!

  • Sieben713

    Tell that to the Blacks that belong to the tea party, are they blind or just plain IGNORANT