23 Mar 2010 Third Video of Tea Party Protest of Black Congressmen Reveals No Racial Taunts
I found what is (by my count) a third video showing Rep. John Lewis and fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus walking from the House office buildings to the Capitol on Saturday, March 20 — the walk during which the Congressmen claim to have been called the “n-word.”
The other two videos, already widely viewed, are here:
I don’t hear any racial epithets on any of these, although I agree with those who have said that is inconclusive. Still, William Douglas of McClatchy reported that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said the n-word “was a chorus,” so it seems odd that no videos or witnesses have appeared. This “n-word” story has been national news for four days now.
For what it’s worth, I was there Saturday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, and I didn’t hear anything race-based the entire time. Unfortunately, that, too, is inconclusive.