Politics & Government

March 21, 2010 1:13 PM

GOP, Tea Party try to distance themselves from racial taunts

One day after demonstrators outside the Capitol shouted the words "nigger" and "faggot" at congressmen who favor the proposed health care overhaul, GOP leaders and organizers of the Tea Party protests denounced the incidents. But they called the incidents isolated and said they should not reflect on the validity of the movement.

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