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Tea party protesters yelled racial slurs at John Lewis during Obama Healthcare protest today



Today the Tea Partiers were out in full effect in Washington D.C. today and black lawmakers are saying that some of the tea party protestors yelled racial epithets at John Lewis (D-GA) as he walked to President Obama's final health care reform rally.

Added to that, racial obscenties were hurled at other members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., took the high road and said he was a few yards behind Lewis and distinctly heard the n-word. 

"It was a chorus," Cleaver said. "In a way, I feel sorry for those people who are doing this nasty stuff - they're being whipped up. I decided I wouldn't be angry with any of them."

Congressional Black Caucus member Andre Carson of Indiana also said he heard racial slurs by tea party protesters.