By Geneva Sands - 09/01/11 05:17 PM EDT
The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza was responding to Rep. André Carson's (D-Ind.) recent remarks about the Tea Party. At a town-hall meeting Carson said that Tea Party-affiliated members of Congress see African-Americans as "second-class citizens" and would be happy to see blacks "hanging from a tree."
Cain called those comments were "disgusting" and "despicable."