Rep. Larson says Tea Party 'at war' with the US government

"[Washington's] big fear is what would happen that, once in government, you would have a party at war with itself," Larson said, adding that the only fatal threat to the United States is "a party within the government at war with its own government.

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"We have that in Washington today," he said. "We have the Tea Party. A lot of decent people, but at war with their own government."

Larson also said Tea Party Republicans "don't have a complete understanding of what they're doing" to the political system, and are being "manipulated by outside sources."