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Three Democratic congressmen — all black — say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U.S. Capitol. A white lawmaker says he heard the epithets too. Conservative activists say the lawmakers are lying.
What does the video show? Not much. Indeed, new interviews show that a much-viewed YouTube recording cited as evidence by conservatives was actually shot well after the time in question.
It was March 20, near the end of the bitter health care debate, when Reps. John Lewis, Andre Carson and Emanuel Cleaver say that some demonstrators, many of them tea party activists, yelled the "N-word" as the congressmen walked from House office buildings to the Capitol.
Stung by the charges of racism, conservatives and tea party activists insist it never happened. And one of them is offering big money if anyone can prove it did.
Originally posted by webpirate
.... insisting this didn't happen when 4 congressmen say they heard it happen.
Originally posted by nevermindme
The fact that they use the n word means NOTHING.
If the congressmen were asian the slurs would have been anti-asian, if there were dwarves the slurs would have been anti little people, etc. This is a FACT.
As far as conservatives insisting it didnt happen, they're idiots. Of course it happened