Tea party founder defends attack on congressman’s Muslim faith
Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation, suggested this weekend that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) be voted out of Congress for being too liberal and too radical–and because, Phillips said, he’s a Muslim who supports terrorists.
And Phillips says he’s not about to apologize for that last incendiary charge.
The controversy began when Phillips wrote the following message to supporters (it’s unedited and contains several mistakes, including the claim that Ellison is the only Muslim inCongress; Rep. Andre Carson of Illinois is also Muslim):
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