The face of the Tea Party is shown for what it is.
Yesterday, as Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-KC) and Rep. John Lewis enterred the capitol to work on health care legislation, Cleaver was confronted by a group of Tea Party members screaming.
National reports are now stating that those members began yelling racial slurs, including the "N" Word to Cleaver, who was then spit on.
The scene is right out of the ugly days of the civil rights movement and forces us to ask, all of this over health care? Seriously?
Showing the face of the Democratic Party, Cleaver chose not to press charges. Those that know our Congressman know that even in the face of evil, he always forgives. That's a true leader in times like this.
Shame on the Tea Party for their racist agenda and shame on Republican leaders in Missouri for supporting such right wing activists.
We are calling on the Missouri Republican Party to make a public statement apologizing to Congressman Emanuel Cleaver for the situation he faced. If the Missouri Republican Party leadership can waste taxpayer dollars passing legislation rejecting health care reform, and the Lt. Governor can publicly speak out in rejecting health care reform, then they have to own the actions of their party's final attempt to block it.
That includes racial slurs and spitting on minority members of Congress.
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