Huffpost Politics

Congressman Spit On By Tea Party Protester (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

Last weekend, as the House of Representatives gathered to debate health care reform while Tea Partiers protested outside the Capitol, word emerged that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spit on by one of the demonstrators.

Cleaver released a statement confirming the incident, but some questioned his claims. Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked if there was any evidence proving that it had actually happened, and Tea Party groups offered a cash reward for proof.

Now video has emerged. Take a look and judge for yourself:


Around the Web

Tax Day Tea Party | Online HQ for the April 15th Nationwide Tax ...

Tea Party Patriots

Tea Party Day - Temporary Page

Think Progress » Tea Party protesters reportedly spit on one ...

'Tea party' protesters accused of spitting on lawmaker, using ...

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II: Contact

Emanuel Cleaver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Emanuel Cleaver spit on, called 'n' word by tea partiers but still ...