*Sean Penn is not mincing words about his view of the Tea Party, accusing the ultra-conservative moment of being motivated primarily by a racist agenda.
During his appearance Friday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the actor said he believes the Tea Party exists only to get President Obama out of the White House and that its members don’t know much about the issues themselves.
“You have what I call the ‘Get the N-word out of the White House party,’ the Tea Party; this kind of sensibility, which is much more of a distraction,” he said.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt about it: If you ask any representative of the Tea Party, ‘OK, Social Security, socialist, get rid of it?” they’re going to get very confused. At the end of the day, there’s a big bubble coming out of their heads, saying, ‘Can we just lynch him?” [Scroll down to watch.]
Penn’s remarks echo similar comments made by Morgan Freeman last month, also on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
The “Dolphin Tale” star then said that the Tea Party’s “stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What … underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to do whatever we do to get this black man … outta here.”