Sean Penn Calls Tea Party the 'Get the N-Word Out of the White House Party' (Video)
Sean Penn has come out swinging against 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 accused the Tea Party of being a "distraction" in the upcoming presidential elections.
"Yet there's another problem," he began. "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."
Penn said he believes that 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.
"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?"
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."
The Good Wife's Alan Cumming also has accused the Tea Party of being motivated by "homophobia and racism."