Sunday, July 18, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden defends Tea Party against 'racist' claims

Tea Partiers have gotten some support from an unlikely source -- the Vice President of the United States. VP Joe Biden told ABC News' Jake Tapper on Sunday that he doesn't think the ultra-conservative group is "racist." "I wouldn't characterize the Tea Party as racist," he said on Sunday's "This Week." But "there are individuals who are either members of or on the periphery of some of their things, their -- their protests -- that have expressed really unfortunate comments." The remarks come on the heels of the NAACP's move last week to demand that Tea Party leaders "repudiate it's racist elements."...more

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