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Dems ask GOP to condemn Confederate flag waving at White House

"I call on my colleagues to condemn this hateful rhetoric, renounce these fringe voices within their coalition," he said. "This is a shameful display of members on the other side of the aisle."

Pascrell said he was "outraged" by that image and others from the rally, including conservative calls for Obama's impeachment, "not a year after his reelection by a large majority of the American people." He also blasted calls for Obama to "put the Quran down," and said those comments have "no place in civil discourse."

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) echoed Pascrell's comments on the floor.

"The rally moved to the White House, where Tea Partiers waved the Confederate flag in front of the president's home," he said. "The picture is unnerving; it's despicable, and it's not the same flag that we just pledged allegiance to in this House."

Democrats noted that while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were at the rally, no Republican has condemned those actions yet. "I respectfully ask my friends across the aisle to do so," Swalwell said.

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