The above is a shot of the wild scene outside Nancy Pelosi’s office yesterday afternoon, as described in The Hill last night…
Conservative protesters chanting “Kill that bill!” stormed the Capitol on Thursday as Republicans launched a last-ditch effort against the Democrats’ healthcare bill.
The protesters from around the country entered House office buildings after attending the “House Call” rally on healthcare, largely the brainchild of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)….
It is unclear how many people attended the event, thought the protesters appeared to number in the thousands. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) estimated 10k attended.
Our own Bethany’s parents even attended the House Call rally! Attendees were encouraged to take a page from the 2k page healthcare bill to their congressperson’s office and demand s/he explain it. At Pelosi’s office, though, people crumpled theirs and trashed it…
Look closely at that still shot. Code Pink counter-demonstrators were standing to the left outside Pelosi’s office door, but staging his own personal sit-in inside was Fr. Norman Weslin, who we last saw being arrested at Notre Dame.
And whoops, he did it again, leaving Pelosi’s office and laying down in the hall, where he was again arrested…
According to the Associated Press:
U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a dozen anti-abortion activists outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office after a massive protest against the Democrats’ health care bill.
The charges ranged from unlawful conduct to disorderly conduct and unlawful entry in the incident, which happened around 2:15 p.m. EST Thursday….