POLITICS -- August 27, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT
Dick Armey to Beck Rally Critics: 'Who Do You Think You Are?'
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, who has been spending most of his time trying to harness the Tea Party energy into electoral gains for conservatives, said the "Restoring Honor" rally that Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck is organizing at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday is in the spirit of Martin Luther King's call for liberty 47 years ago.
"I believe with all my heart that Martin Luther King would be the first to say, 'I never proposed that I should have the steps of the Lincoln memorial, on a day, for only people who are perfectly agreement with me,'" Armey said in an interview with the NewsHour.
Mr. Armey then took to quoting the Pointer Sisters in response to critics of the Beck rally. "Who do you think you are?," he asked.
The former congressman has co-authored a new book entitled, "Give us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto." He sat down with NewsHour's Judy Woodruff to discuss the book and the Tea Party movement. The interview will air on the NewsHour in the coming weeks.