April 14th, 2014
10:05 AM ET

GOP Base Includes Racist 'Elements,' Congressman Charges

 Over 50 years after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, the issue of race is back in the political headlines, after comments from Attorney General Eric Holder and events marking the anniversary of the law’s passage renewed the dialogue over race relations in the 21st century.

Rep. Steve Israel, D-New York, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that "not all" of his GOP colleagues are racist but "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism."

Watch this story and more from today's "Inside Politics" with John King.

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