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Congressman Compares Tea Party To KKK, Uses Burning Cross Photo In Fundraising Email

"At this point the tea party is no more popular than the Klan."

Posted on October 22, 2013, at 10:44 a.m. ET

Outspoken Democratic congressman Alan Grayson used his recent discussion with Politics Nation's Al Sharpton about the future of the tea party as the premise for a provocative fundraising email sent out last night. In the email, Grayson claimed the Tea Party was less popular than the Ku Klux Klan and used a photo in which "Tea Party" was spelled with a burning cross.

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