GOP distances itself from health care protesters' anti-gay, racist slurs

03/23/2010 | Washington Post, The · Politico (Washington, D.C.)

GOP leaders, including Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, called the reported use of anti-gay and racist terms by anti-health care reform protesters over the weekend "reprehensible" and said it was done without the party's support. Out U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who reportedly was called a gay slur by a protester, described the situation as "mass hysteria." "It's like the Salem witch trials, and health care is the witches."

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