Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is under fire for comparing opponents of health care reform to supporters of slavery.
"You think you've heard these same excuses before? You're right," he said. "When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, slow down, it's too early."
Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., responded on her blog writing, "Shame on you Senator Reid! The Republican Party was founded by brave people of African descent and abolitionists to stop slavery."
Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele called it "an ignorant moment for Harry Reid." He added that when Democrats get in trouble, "they play that race card."
Click play for more response to Reid's comments with Bishop Harry Jackson of S.T.A.N.D., a group dedicated to upholding America's traditional values.