Charlie Rangel: I Was Told Not to Talk About How Racist the Tea Party Is

Charlie Rangel: I Was Told Not to Talk About How Racist the Tea Party Is

During a Q&A with CSPAN, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discussed comments he has made many time in in the past claiming the Tea Party is motivated by racism because they are the old Dixiecrats from mainly Southern states

Rangel said he was told not to talk about race anymore saying, “So people said please don’t bring up that race thing anymore.” 

But then he added, “If the president was not black and he was white that this type of animosity would not be directed at the president of the United States.

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