Tuesday night, MSNBC host Chris Matthew blew up the Tea Party and its Republican sympathizers stating that they aren’t that distant from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

“Talking to rank-and-file Republicans, they’re concerned that there could be more information that comes out about his association with the white supremacist groups, as well as his job being to raise money,” said Huffington Post columnist Sabrina Siddiqui.

Matthews asked Siddiqui, “How do we know? What do you think of Yoho, and that crowd? These guys believe [President Barack Obama] was somehow an illegal immigrant from Africa because they can’t stand the fact that he’s an African-American president. Let’s be honest about it – they’re not that far from the crowd they refuse to associate with.”