Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Former Gov. Paterson: Rangel comments on Tea Party 'out of line'

Former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) said Monday that Rep. Charles Rangel’s (D-N.Y.) recent remarks comparing the Tea Party to segregationists were “out of line.”

The comment was prompted by Rangel’s statement last Friday in a Daily Beast interview that Tea Party supporters were “the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police.”

“I thought it was totally out of line for [Rangel] to lump what went on during the desegregation movement in with people who just have honest political disagreements,” said Paterson.

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