Skip to comments.Video appears to dispute lawmaker's claim of protesters' racial slurs
Posted on 03/21/2010 4:22:33 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, claims that "tea party" protesters hurled racial slurs at fellow CBC member Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat. Mr. Carson said that "hundreds of people" were chanting, "Kill the bill," and he heard "at least 15 times" the "n word" being thrown around.
"It just happened on the way to votes. Coming out of [the Cannon House Office Building] . . . John Lewis chief of staff came with us. It was just the three of us walking down the steps. 'Kill the bill, kill the bill.' . . . 'n-word' fifteen times," he said. "Capitol Police finally became aware and began protecting us."
The videos above and below were taken as Mr. Lewis and Mr. Carson walked toward a crowd of protesters, and racial epithets from the crowd appear to be absent from the different scenes captured.
A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said she was unaware of any law enforcement inquiry into the incidents.
Rep Emanuel Cleaver II, Missouri Democrat, who is black, claimed he was spat on by a protester. Mr. Cleaver's office reportedly said Capitol Police arrested the protester, but his office did not press charges. However, Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the U.S. Capitol Police said in an e-mail to the L.A. Times, "We did not make any arrests today."
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That number is a little too convenient to be believed. Why not 12, or 16? No, the first round number that popped into his head was 10, and then he added 5 more just for good measure. This is a fabrication.
I’ll bet the entire thing was planned in Obama’s office with Black Dems in attendance.
Obama: “Go out there and say you were called a “N***R. Shoot, nobody’s gonna prove it DIDN’T happen and, anyway, we got the networks on our side. That’ll drum up some more public opinion for us”.
This is just going to be one of many dirty tricks pulled between now and November by the dimoKKKRATS and thier allies in the msm. Be prepared.
It shouldn't be said to a person of color but if it was said fifteen thousand times by the crowd, it wouldn't even begin to approach the evil that Obamacare poses to Americans.
Totally agree with you - I have no doubt this was completely planned - walk a group of African Americans thru the protesters and then claim racial epithats - from the video I saw there was video cameras everywhere - if someone was doing this there would be proof and it would be online by now. Where is it?
It is just like Nancy walking to the house with her gavel in hand - totally planned - they were baiting the crowd for a reaction. Have you ever seen anything more stupid? I mean really - how old is she? My five year old gets a time out for acting like a yahoo.
These people are idiots - Elections have consequences - we are all suffering them now......
It indeed is a tactic planned in advance. It defames the entire protest with the manufactured actions of a few plants set up to gain media coverage.
A black politition using the race card ?
“I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked !”
Liberals are known liars whenever it suits their purpose. What’s new?
I don’t know what happened, but I know Congressman Carson dismissed tea partiers outside his office as “rent-a-protestors”, which they definitely are not.
Here’s what I heard, amidst a loud crowd noise (and what seems to be excellent quality audio):
Kill the Bill!
Let them pass!
What sounds like someone shouting, “What a crock!”
Nothing in there sounded like the N-word to me. In fact, there was nothing in there that I heard that could even be mistaken for it.
Tawanna Brawley, Al Sharpton, Crystal Gayle Mangum were all there and heard the N-word - all 15 times!