" Has the Tea Party denounced racist activity at their events?"
Firstly, racist activity at Tea Party events have never been proven....only alleged.
tr.v. de·nounced, de·nounc·ing, de·nounc·es 1. To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible.
vb (tr) 1. (Literature / Rhetoric) to deplore or condemn openly or vehemently
||denounce - speak out against
The Natl. Tea Party Federation spokespersons and founding members actually did better than that last April, davie! They went directly to the Congressional Black Caucus via a filed public registered letter. It is now being broadcast around the world for all to see their statements/positions on racism, denouncing it. Here are the critical excerpts from that filing. The internet is a wonderful and public place for all to see....
National Tea Party Federation
1801 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
April 24, 2010
Via Federal Express and Email
Chairwoman Barbara Lee C/O Congressional Black Caucus
2444 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Chairwoman Lee,
The National Tea Party Federation (the “Federation”) is comprised of approximately
seventy-five local and national tea party groups, which collectively represent over 500,000 individual members. The Federation was formed primarily to create a unified message and media response amongst key leadership and their affiliates. The Federation does not and will not tolerate any form of racism, violence or hate speech; in fact, its charter expressly rejects the same, and its membership rules specifically require that each member and its leadership comport themselves accordingly. "....." We believe to our core that racism and hate speech have no place in civil political discourse and debate - and, we are sure you agree...."
Mark A. Skoda Chairman, The Memphis TEA Party Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation
Jamie Radtke Christina K Botteri President, Richmond Tea Party Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation
President & Founder, New Libert
President & Founder, New Liberty Democrats Robin Stublen Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation Punta Gorda Tea Party
Mark K Lloyd
Jason W. Hoyt Mark K Lloyd Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation Chairman, Lynchburg Tea Party Tea Party Patriots Live & Orlando Tea Party Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation
Maryetta Ables Toby Marie Walker Central West Virginia Tea Party President, Waco Tea Party
Chairwoman, Heart of Texas Tea Party Coalition Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation
Suzanne Pak Lisa Feroli Executive Director, Song of Truth Foundation Floridians Unite Former Board of Director, MIT Alumni Club NY Orlando Tea party
Karl Gustave David Webb A More Perfect Union Co-Founder | TeaParty365 New York City
Maggie Hunt Jeanie Coates Organizer, The Santee East County TEA Party Group Director, New Mexico Patriots Founding Member, National Tea Party Federation