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08/03/2013 12:03 pm ET Updated Aug 05, 2013

Michele Bachmann: 'Charlie Rangel Should Apologize To Tea Party' For 'Outrageous Comments'

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is calling on Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to apologize for negative comments he made about the tea party movement.

Rangel told the Daily Beast tea partiers are part of "the same group" of "white crackers" who fought against Civil Rights.

“It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police," Rangel said. "They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”

Bachmann tweeted she would set up meetings for Rangel to explain his comments:

Rangel's comments weren't just reserved for the tea party. He said Republican "sabotage" is hurting America.

“Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing," Rangel said.

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