Is Americans For Tax Reform Calling Tea Party Participants "Extremists"?

April 14, 2009 6:22 pm ET

Is Americans For Tax Reform Calling Tea Party Participants "Extremists"?

At approximately 4:30PM on April 14, Americans for Tax Reform, the conservative group headed by Grover Norquist, tweeted the following message:

"Blog: Really!?! DHS Targets Tea Parties? http://twurl.nl/trogt0"

The tweet links to an ATR blog post citing a report from the Department of Homeland Security titled: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

However, this report does not mention the Tea Parties, which leads us to conclude that Americans for Tax Reform believes Tea Party participants are right-wing extremists.

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