April 29, 2014

Democrat Rep Calls Clarence Thomas “Uncle Tom,” Mitch McConnell “Racist”

Mississippi Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson went on a tirade this weekend on a New Nation of Islam radio show. Thompson declared that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “doesn’t like black people, he doesn’t like being black.” He goes on to call him an “Uncle Tom.”

He also labels Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a “racist” because of his opposition to President Obama’s policies, and says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant opposes expanding Medicaid through Obamacare “just because a black man created it.”

UPDATE: Rep. Thompson is doubling down on his accusations of racism, telling CNN’s Dana Bash “I’ve been here a long time. I’ve seen a lot of issues come before Congress. I’ve never seen the venom put forth on another candidate or a president like I’ve seen with this president and that’s my opinion.”