RealPolitik | All Blogs


Post: ‘Tea party’ protesters accused of spitting, using slurs

By Charles Ashby

In a March 20 story in the Washington Post, "tea party" members protesting a pending vote in Washington, D.C., on President Barack Obama's health care legislation were accused of spitting on one lawmaker and uttering racial and sexual orientation slurs at others.

The story, found here, said angry protesters heckled U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., with anti-gay chants. Frank is Congress' most well-known gay lawmaker.

The story also said U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., was spit on, while others openly used the n-word against U.S. Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Andre Carson, D-Ind. Lewis and Carson are black.

 

 

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Thursday Night Get Down
By David Goe
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wanted squash, got a snake
By Penny Stine
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tomatillos vs ground cherries
By Penny Stine
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

“Penny Pinching” an expensive recipe
By Julie Norman
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Touching the Sky
By Ann Driggers
Monday, July 28, 2014


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy