Leave it to the lynch mob to be up in arms over a black man speaking the damn truth.
The nation’s largest Tea Party organization is calling for a Democratic congressman to resign after he said Tea Party lawmakers would like nothing more than seeing black people “hanging on a tree.”
Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots described Rep. Andre Carson’s remarks as “disgusting” and “hateful” in a statement to the Daily News.
“Rep. Carson should immediately resign from Congress,” it read.
The Indiana lawmaker and leading member of the Congressional Black Caucus made the shocking remarks at an Aug. 22 jobs event in Miami sponsored by the caucus.
“He is clearly not fit to serve,” the statement added. “At a minimum, he should be removed from leadership in the Congressional Black Caucus, and censured by his colleagues. If they refuse to take these actions, they are sending a clear statement to the American public that it is acceptable for ‘leaders’ in Congress to wantonly accuse their fellow members and the American public of desiring murder.”
The lawmaker’s spokesman did not immediately return requests for comment
Carson told the Indianapolis Star that he won’t apologize to the Tea Party.
“I stand on the truth of what I spoke,” he said.
“I was very passionate in my language, and perhaps if I had to do it over, that analogy wouldn’t have been used because I would have known it would have been a distraction.”
In video that surfaced earlier this week, Carson is heard saying, “We have seen change in Congress. … The Tea Party is stopping that change.”
“This is the beyond symbolic change,” he continued. “This is the effort that we are seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.”
The caucus has recently come under fire for hurling insults at the Tea Party.
Black Caucus member and 11-term Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) came under the microscope earlier this month when she said the “Tea Party can go straight to hell” at a jobs forum in the Golden State.
“They are intentionally attempting to turn citizen against citizen in this country for their own personal and political benefit,” said Martin and Meckler of the two lawmakers. “It is disgusting to witness.”
Can you say POT – KETTLE!?!? These fools are the main ones making crazy comments and now they want to get mad because Black politicians can dish it as well as they can take it.
What he said sounds about right to us… These fools stay on some “take our country back” and they stay using racist rhetoric about our nation’s President. They got some nerve calling for this man to step down for speaking the truth when most of them ought to be tried for treason!!!
It ain’t hard to tell what time it is. THESE TEA PARTY HOES NEED TO SIT THA EFF DOWN!!!