rep. james clyburn (d-sc) responds to the racial slurs:
"It was absolutely shocking to me.there comes a time when you either have to denounce this kind of rhetoric and behavior, or embrace it and be it.
Last Monday, this past Monday, I stayed home to meet on the campus of Claflin University where fifty years ago as of last Monday. I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins... and quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus.
It doesn't make me nervous as all. In fact, as I said to one heckler, I am the hardest person in the world to intimidate, so they better go somewhere else.
A lot of us have been saying for a long time that much of this, much of this is not about health care a all. And I think a lot of those people today demonstrated that this is not about health care."