Source: Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., is standing by remarks he made on a New Nation of Islam radio program where he alleged that criticism of President Obama is motivated by racism and called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom.”
“Well if you look at his decisions on the court, they have been adverse to the minority community, and the people I represent have a real issue with an African-American not being sensible to those issues,” Thompson, who is black, told CNN when asked to explain his comments.
While the term might be racially charged for some, for others, “It’s the truth,” he said.
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