Actor Chris Noth Accuses Tea Party of ‘Racism’ Against Obama, Recommends They be ‘Horsewhipped’

Chris Noth, The Good Wife and Sex and the City star, appeared on HuffPost Live last week and weighed in with his thoughts on the government shutdown. Noth said that conservative members of Congress provoked a government shutdown, in part, because of racism. He tweeted earlier that tea party members are motivated to this course “mostly because our president is black” and they “should be horsewhipped.”

“I think it’s gotta be the worst Congress since right before the Civil War,” Noth told HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill. “And rightly, who was it? I think was it Carter? Someone called them a bunch of Confederates. I mean, they practically are.”

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“Why don’t they just secede from the Union at this point?” Noth asked.

“I think racism can being an unconscious knee-jerk reaction without being people even knowing it,” he continued.

Hill invited Noth on the program to discuss his “fascinating” tweets in which he accused conservatives in Congress of being compelled to oppose the Affordable Care Act and ultimately shut down the government because of racism. Noth added in a subsequent tweet that the tea party should be “horsewhipped.”

Watch the interview below via HuffPost Live:

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An experienced broadcaster and columnist, Noah Rothman has been providing political opinion and analysis to a variety of media outlets since 2010. His work has appeared in a number of political opinion journals, and he has shared his insights with television and radio personalities across the country.