Earlier this month, California Rep. Maxine Waters said the Tea Party "can go straight to hell." The next day, Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana, speaking at a convention in South Florida, told attendees that some Tea Party-supported Republicans in Congress want to see blacks "hanging on a tree."
Jennifer Rubin: "The Senate adviser told me, 'I think a bunch of Republicans are buying into the Gang of Six talking points too quickly.' He predicted, 'I think most will scurry as soon as the real bill is written and all the promises prove false.'”
The Washington Post reports that some Federal Deposit Insurance Commission officials cried foul back in 2008 when Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters of California allegedly sought special treatment for a bank run by a close friend. According to internal emails obtained by the Post, one FDIC bank examiner called the situation a "travesty of justice":