Michele Bachmann wants Charlie Rangel to apologize for "white crackers" comment
According to Rangel, Bachmann and her ilk are like "white crackers."
Michele Bachmann is involved in a story about an allegedly outrageous statement, but here's the twist -- for once, she's not the one who uttered it.
Bachmann has demanded an apology from Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), who, in a recent interview with the Daily Beast, said that tea partiers are part of "the same group" of "white crackers" who fought against Civil Rights back in the 1950s and '60s.
"It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police," Rangel said. "They didn't care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. 'I don't want to see it and I am not a part of it.' What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break."
Here's how Bachmann responded:
Charlie Rangel should apologize to tea party members. I'll set up meetings so he can explain his outrageous comments. http://t.co/2cMiZDYkGf
-- Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) August 2, 2013
Rangel hasn't yet responded to Bachmann's demand. But if he wants to take a page out of her playbook, the 83-year-old could just run away from reporters when they ask him questions about his comments.
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