Tea Party Activists to Camp Outside Senate Offices Tuesday
Tea Party activists are planning to protest Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) $848 billion health care reform package Tuesday by camping outside of Senators’ offices to stage “government waiting rooms.—According to the protesters’ plans at taxdayteaparty.com, “the intention is to go inside the Senate offices and hallways, and play out the role of patients waiting for treatment in government controlled medical facilities. As the day goes on some of us will pretend to die from our untreated illnesses and collapse on the floor. Many of us plan to stay there until they force us to leave. A backup location for this demonstration will be announced if they block us from entering the offices.—Talking Points Memo first reported the protests.Although the conservative Tea Party activists are presumably opposed to the Democrats’ health care reform agenda, the call to action on the group’s Web site does not call for targeting only Democratic Senators.