NAACP Releases Report on Troubling Tea Party Ties

July's resolution denouncing Tea Party racism was just the beginning. Now the civil rights group is naming names as it details connections between Tea Party affiliates and militias, anti-immigrant organizations and white-power groups.


For their part, Tea Party movement members have mostly dismissed the IREHR findings. “Here we go again,” said Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, in an interview with The Kansas City Star. “This is typical of this liberal group’s smear tactics.”

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