By Bill O"Neil
San Antonio Tea Party activists are firing back at a Democratic Congressman from Florida--after he compared the movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
The comparison come sin an e-mail sent by the campaign of Congressman Alan Grayson--which includes a flaming "T" among the letters that make upt he words "Tea Party."
"It's absolutely outrageous--there's no basis in fact for any of that" said Tom Shumaker with the San Antonio Tea Party. He told 550 KTSA News there's simply no evidence of racism inside the movement that any critic can point to.
"They're afraid of conservatism. It goes against their principles and programs that they're trying to ram down people's thraot" Shumaker said.
While the image is dixsconcerting, Shumaker said it will not deter Tea Party members from pressing the ir call for smaller government and more financial responsibility.