Politics & Government

July 19, 2010 7:14 AM

Tea Party Express suspended over Mark Williams' 'Lincoln' letter

Following a week of intense debate over alleged racist elements in the tea party, a national coalition of tea parties has expelled one of its groups for offensive comments. The National Tea Party Federation announced Sunday that it has expelled the Tea Party Express and its spokesman Mark Williams after a racially charged blog post. Williams posted a fictional letter to President Abraham Lincoln from "Precious Ben Jealous, Tom's Nephew, NAACP head colored person."

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