Appearing on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night, Tea Party leader Mark Williams said his movement's criticism of President Barack Obama has been unfairly labeled as racist. But when offered a chance to retract a recent statement about the president, Williams wouldn't budge.
Cooper: "I read on your blog, you say, you call the president an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and a racist in chief."
Williams: "Yeah, that's the way he's behaving. He's certainly acting like it. Until he embraces the whole country what else can I conclude?"
Opposing Views asks: Does the Tea Party movement have important things to say or does it have strains of racism running through its agenda?