Racial Slurs, Image of Noose Faxed to Clyburn
Democratic lawmakers attacked over health bill
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Mar 23, 2010 6:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – House Majority Whip James Clyburn was sent racist messages after Sunday's health reform vote. Clyburn, a veteran of the civil rights movement, told Keith Olbermann, "If you look at some of the faxes that I got today, racial slurs, nooses on gallows, and I'm telling you, some very vicious language." The incident is the latest in a series: This weekend, protesters called one Democratic lawmaker a "nigger" and spat on another, the Huffington Post reports.