In this photo taken June 25, 2010, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at the Republican Statemen's Dinner in Nashville, Tenn. In the wake of the Tuscon, Ariz., shooting rampage, that left six dead ... more 
In this photo taken June 25, 2010, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at the Republican Statemen's Dinner in Nashville, Tenn. In the wake of the Tuscon, Ariz., shooting rampage, that left six dead and Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded, Republicans moved to shield their tea party supporters from any guilt by association with an accused gunman with a troubled past. "What we know about this individual, for example, is that he was reading Karl Marx and reading Hitler. ... That's not the profile of a typical tea party member and that's the inference that's being made," said Alexander. less 
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