West Lambastes Democrat's Tea Party Insult as 'Reprehensible'

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 07:20 PM

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Rep. Allen West lambasted Rep. Andre Carson’s outrageous comments that the tea party is racist and implying lynching as “reprehensible.”

Carson, an Indiana Democrat and the Congressional Black Caucus whip, said during a recent caucus event in Miami that some members of Congress would “love to see us [blacks] as second-class citizens,” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me . . . hanging on a tree,” Politico reports.

Carson labeled tea party actions as “the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow.”

West, a Florida Republican who is the only GOP member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told “Fox and Friends” host Steve Doocy today: “I think I’m reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus.”

West, who listened to an audio of Carson’s attack of the tea party, derided such comments as “reprehensible.” In addition, he said, the black caucus is ignoring black issues and using the tea party as a scapegoat.

West's interview on Fox News:

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