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CNN: Protesters Shout Racial And Gay Slurs At Lewis And Frank (Update)

“Rising tensions on Capitol Hill” is a cliche in cable news, but it may never have been apt than today. With the House of Representatives currently negotiating a controversial vote on a Senate bill that aims to reform health care, protesters have gathered to voice their opposition to the bill. CNN’s Capitol Hill reporter Dana Bash reports of epithets being used towards John Lewis (D-GA) and Barney Frank (D-MA) by protesters that had been identified earlier as “Tea Party people.” Note – to clarify, Bash claims that her producer personally witnessed slurs used towards Frank.

We now have a very short clip of the protesters “kill the bill” towards Lewis as he walks towards the Capitol building, but no racial epithets can be heard.

A previous report on Fox News about the protesters as being a part of the Tea Party Movement. Video:

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