January 21st, 2014
09:38 PM ET

NAACP Leader: Sen. Tim Scott a ventriloquist's "dummy" for Tea Party

An influential leader of the NAACP is comparing Senator Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, to a ventriloquist's dummy.

NAACP leader compares Tim Scott to 'dummy' for tea party 'ventriloquist'

Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, slammed Scott, saying "The extreme right wing down here finds a black guy to be senator and claims he's the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the tea party."

OutFront: Reverend William Barber and Niger Innis, the national spokesman for Congress for Racial Equality, and who is also running for Congress.

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