As our Brian Beutler reports, a few moments ago in Longworth office building, a group swarmed a very calm looking Henry Waxman, as he got on the elevator, with shouts of "Kill the bill!" "You liar! You crook!"
Not long before, Rep. Barney Frank got an uglier version of the treatment. Just after Frank rounded a corner to leave the building, an older protestor yelled "Barney, you faggot." The surrounding crowd of protestors then erupted in laughter.
At one point, Capitol police officer threatened to throw a group of protestors out of the building but that only seemed to inflame them more; and apparently none were ejected. Note that this was in the Longworth building, not the Capitol building proper. But I'm a bit surprised that this is being allowed to occur anywhere in the Capitol complex. From Brian's description it sounds like menacing.
If this were the 60s, their classless asses would be in jail. At least they could have been moved outside where they could still exercise their Freedom of Speech and their abject stupidity.
UPDATE: TPM reports that those good Christian Tea Buggers yelled "nigger" at Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
It'll be interesting to see how the MSM covers this.
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UPDATE: The Washington Post: "Some protesters cursed at lawmakers and at one point -- when Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wanted to walk across the street to an office building -- he was ushered into a car by his security detail and driven a couple hundred feet through the screaming crowd."
Not surprisingly Fox News reported there were "thousands" of protesters. The WP estimated hundreds.