Thursday, July 22, 2010
Carson Dodges Questions About His N-Word Claim Against Tea Party Activists
U.S. Rep. Andre Carson ducked Human Events correspondent Jason Mattera's questions to him recently about his recent allegation that Tea Party demonstrators outside the Capitol bulding hurled the n-word at him and other African-American congressmen. At one point, Carson pretends to be talking on his cell phone to avoid addressing Mattera's questions. Carson claimed the racial slur was used at least 15 times despite the fact that numerous audio and video recording devices failed to pick up a single slur and countless eyewitness observers deny his claim. It was that claim that helped fuel a move at the recent NAACP convention to denounce the Tea Party movement for alleged racism.