From a protester with Asher Huey: Darrell Issa called the cops, other congress members are closing and locking their doors, the hallways are starting to fill up with sit in protesters, etc…..
From Asher via email, with permission:
I’m on the ground at The Peoples Camp live tweeting it. Issa called the police on constituents when they showed up and asked for a jobs bill. They were escorted out of the capitol.,
There are currently delegations sitting in at over 40 different offices. Elton Gallegly has locked his door. Kyl told his staff that he will not meet with them. McConnell’s office is having people sit on the ground.
This came through the back end about Elton Gallegly’s office. They promised to let them in and speak to them, then called the police.
Good jobs LA and constituents locked out of his office he refuses to open the door and meet with us . Folks are organizing knocks and demand that we are allowed to sit and meet in his office.
Staff person had his back to the group and refused to answer any questions . We are doing mass knocks every 5 mins .
GOP Rep. Reichert has actually met with constituents.
I’ll update if and when I can. Thank you Asher!
Here is a piece from The Hill that Asher linked me to.
Joe Walsh’s office is playing Fox News for the visitors.
That just about says it all.
There was a group of 5 pastors in Rep. Denham’s office waiting to speak with him. They were kicked out.
Rep. Bass is meeting with constituents, hearing stories about unemployment. The crowd outside of Gallegly’s office is growing. Police asked to speak to a leader, they said they didn’t have one. Apparently he’s inside of his office hiding and won’t come out.
Rep. Gallegly finally let one person in to his office and met with her. Just one. Occupy Miami (@occupymia) and other’s found out Rep. Sam Johnson was having a high dollar fundraiser. They interrupted it. Over 60 people showed up to protest it.
Rep. Gallegly tried to sneak out the back. They caught him and asked what he was doing for the unemployed. He responded that he was giving 700 toys to needy kids. He wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” and had a police escort to the elevator.