*A self-identified Republican called into C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program to warn fellow members of his party not to get too extreme in the wake of their big bonanza Tuesday, which he said was all “about race” because “Republicans hate that n**ger Obama.”
The website Talking Points Memo caught the incident, which occurred this morning:
The caller, who gave his name as Anthony from San Diego, California, identified himself as a Republican and started out talking about the direction he thinks the new GOP majority in Congress should take.
“I would just like to say, that the Republicans — and I’m a Republican — please do not overreach,” the caller began. “I know they’re going to overreach but I’m telling you, if you advocate for the repeal of Obamacare and you get too extreme, then Hillary Clinton will be elected president in 2016.”
“This is about race,” he added. “The Republicans hate that nigger Obama.”
Host Steve Scully quickly cut off the caller after he dropped the racial slur.
“Okay, I’m gonna stop you there,” Scully said. “We’re not gonna use that kind of language.”
Scully quickly pivoted to a call from Beverly in Cary, North Carolina.