Video: Tea Party Leader Expelled from Movement over Blog Post
Posted on July 19, 2010
Today the national Tea Party Federation expelled the Tea Party Express organization over a racist blog post published by leader Mark Williams, mocking NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and the recent NAACP resolution condemning the Tea Party for failing to police racism in its ranks.
On Sunday, July 18, Jealous appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation to discuss civility in the public discourse. NAACP offices across the country have received hate mail and death threats in the wake of a resolution passed at the 101st annual convention calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate racist elements within the movement.
Read the official NAACP statement.
Watch Benjamin Todd Jealous respond on CNN: