Tea Party leader shocked by threat from Arizona survivor
January 17th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Tea Party leader shocked by threat from Arizona survivor

Tensions are high in Tucson, Arizona, Monday after the shooting rampage at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' event January 8. This past weekend, at a televised town hall event hosted by ABC's Christiane Amanpour, a survivor of the shooting, James Eric Fuller, attempted to photograph Tucson Tea Party organizer Trent Humphries. Fuller was heard shouting, "You are dead" when Humphries began to speak.

Fuller is undergoing mental health evaluations. Humphries spoke with American Morning's Kiran Chetry about what may have provoked the exchange and why he has decided to press charges.

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  1. John G

    I see the left is even throwing out racial comments. This is clearly pure hate.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. wcb2009

    Obviously this man views the Tea Party as the source of this violence. Crazy? Maybe. Maybe not.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. wcb2009

    The left spewing intolerance and hate? That is rather humorous. I thiink that comment deservves a, "I know you are but what am I"

    January 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. John G

    What's funny is the left thinking they're never wrong about anything. Now THAT's funny. Little children phrases is apparently wherre the left is theses days. Their mentality is clear.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Chase

    I expect the "left" to admit their wrong about something just as soon as the "right" does. Party lines are ridiculous, and take any air out of your argument.

    January 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John G

      I've personally said the right has done plenty wrong just as the left has. Since lefties like to talk about Bush lets start there. Two wars (I believe one unjustified), Two so called stimulus checks (more debt to China) Partiot act (which Obama has extended), Bailout under Bush. That's off the top of my head for Bush. Now I'll bet you not one person on the left can say anything negative about the left. It just doesn't happen.

      January 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. american me

    There should be civil discourse except when Republican politicians and their repugnant supporters (such as hate organizations like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, Knights of Columbus, Faux news, the Catholic cult, the Mormon cult, etc.) practice the politics of division, hate, intolerance, and discrimination. There is absolutely NO room for discrimination in this country and the Republicans and their supporters should pay a heavy price for the harm they cause.

    January 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John G

      Your post is typical liberal rhetoric. There's hate on both sides but the left seems to live for it. There isn't room for discrimination but when you have people screaming "racist" just for the sake of screaming it (democrats) then you obviously have a problem. I'm sorry but demcorats lately have been out right lying (Obama against the Chamber of Commerce) and democrats in general with this shooting. Two examples I'm sure liberals will choose to ignore, as usual.

      January 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. eddie2010

    " This past weekend, at a televised town hall event hosted by ABC's Christiane Amanpour, a survivor of the shooting, James Eric Fuller, attempted to photograph Tucson Tea Party organizer Trent Humphries."

    Learn some f-ing grammar, CNN

    January 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Galen Manapat

    I think the point that should be noted here is that that particular Tea Party, (and there are many hundreds of them across the US) (because they are not organized by ANYONE) NEVER said anything inflammatory towards anyone. They never threatened anyone, they were simply exercising their american freedoms to meet and discuss politics and possibly their grievances. Get that, America, they met peacefully and were not causing trouble to anybody except exercising difference of opinion.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. sftommy

    T-Pity-Party is fortunate that most of their liberal targets are nonviolent and don't even know how to handle a firearm.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Daniel

    Like who would want to hurt an ignorant,hateful,foul-speaking,anti-intellectual,right-wing Tea Partier? This is getting quite interesting since it's the right-wing Tea Partiers who are so full hate and violence!!! Moreover,they support these two obscene wars that we're fighting overseas with passon.

    January 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rory

      Obviously Daniel you never saw all the "hate tweets" that you oh so tolerant liberals posted out there about Sarah Palin. Gee, you talk hate from the right and yet, your people are THE most hateful, foul mouthed, racist, bigoted group out there.

      January 18, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Maria Pistoles

    Seen on a bumper sticker in Chapala, Jalisco, MX

    "Tea parities are for little girls with imaginary friends"

    January 18, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Traidenis

    Was the gentleman as shocked when the hired goons at a tea party rally threw a little woman to the pavement and placed a heavy boot on her neck. How soon will these gorillas wear brown shirts and swastikas?

    January 18, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rory

      Hey Traid, remember when the union guys got a hold of that black guy at a Tea Party rally and beat him up. Now there are a bunch of facist brown shirted nazi's, the unions.

      January 18, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
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