Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) urged Tea Partiers this weekend to help "send [Obama] back" to Kenya.
Speaking at a rally in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday, Tancredo cited remarks Michelle Obama made earlier this month in which she called Kenya was the president's "home country."
"If his wife says Kenya is his homeland, why don't we just send him back?" Tancredo said, according to the Greenville News.
Asked about Tancredo's comments, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed them as "lunacy."
"I could probably fill the better part of my afternoons responding to the lunacy of people such as Tom Tancredo," Gibbs said.
Talking Points Memo has more on the fiery rhetoric at the rally.
GREENVILLE - Anger and indignation were served up in giant helpings outside the Bi-Lo Center on Saturday as several thousand Tea Party activists cheered speakers who attacked President Barack Obama as a lying, taxing, foreign-born, anti-American socialist.
Waving signs and flags with slogans including, "It's the Constitution, stupid" and "Vote them all out," people gathered around a stage where keynote speaker Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman and 2008 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said Americans have reached the point where "we're going to have to pray that we can hold on to this country."
As for Obama, Tancredo said, "If his wife says Kenya is his homeland, why don't we just send him back?"
- The Greenville News
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