Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams made an appearance CNN Wednesday and made an unexpected comment to journalist Roland Martin.
The two men were debating on an episode of “The Situation Room: With Wolf Blitzer” when the Tea Party spokesman took a controversial swipe at the National Association for The Advancement Of Colored People.
A transcript of the interview shows Martin telling Williams that he should shun racists from the tea party and tell them they're “not welcome”.
The tea party leader responds and accuses the NAACP of racism calling them a bunch of “old fossils” trying to profit from skin color.
MARTIN: Allow me to finish. I have said consistently, the Tea Party people have an absolute right to assemble, to protest. But what I have said, there is no room ...
WILLIAMS: That's gracious of you.
MARTIN: -- in that movement for racists. And what I've said is, you should come out and say you're not welcome here.
WILLIAMS: Racists have their own movement. It's called the NAACP.
MARTIN: Oh, that's nonsense.
WILLIAMS: ,,,a bunch of old fossils looking to make a buck off skin color…
Williams previously announced his decision to step down from his role as spokesman for the Tea Party.
Check out the video below.