“Oh absolutely. I worked in homeland security. I’m from intelligence, and I’ll tell you, one of the largest threats to our internal security…I mean terrorism has an Islamic face, but it really comes from racial supremacist groups. (inaudible) Its the kind of thing we keep a threat assessment on record [for].”
– U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), one of only two Muslims in Congress, describing Tea Party protestors outside of Capitol Hill on March 20. Carson would later falsely accuse those Tea Partiers of hurling the “N-word” multiple times at him and fellow Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as they ascended the Capitol Steps.