ESPN personality Tony Kornheiser drew a connection between the Tea Party and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during his radio show on Friday.
The “Pardon the Interruption” co-host was speaking with Huffington Post political reporter Howard Fineman about the House Speaker race when he asked whether the Tea Party movement was trying to establish a caliphate in Congress.
“Are they like ISIS trying to establish a caliphate here?!” Kornheiser said on ESPN 980, as first reported by News Busters.
“Yes! Yes! That’s a very good analogy,” Fineman responded. “Without the violence, obviously, but yes, they are a rejectionist front. They don’t want to legislate.”
Kornheiser went golfing with President Obama earlier this month.