Code Red: Health Care Rally - Tea Party Washington Protests
Code Red Health Care Rally: Tea Party Supporters Issue Code Red on Health Care or Obama Care and the Democrats
Tea Party activists took to Washington on Tuesday saying it is not too late to stop the Democratic health care bill which is dubbed by Tea Party supporters as socialized medicine and Obamacare.
The rally, dubbed the "Code Red Health Care Rally," featured a host of Republican speakers, including Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind.; Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Tom Price, R-Georgia; and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
"Kill the bill," shouted protesters, as a string of Tea Party leaders spoke out against the massive health care overhaul.
The number of people attending the Tea Party Code Red Health Care rally was questioned by Democrats with Code Red Rally organizers saying thousands while Democrats said it was mere hundreds. Democratic National Committee spokesperson Brandi Hoffine said that 'the air is out of the tea party balloon.'
Today’s dismal showing on Capitol Hill coupled with the turnout we’re seeing at health reform rallies across the country where supporters are outnumbering opponents by three to one and four to one clearly demonstrates that the momentum is squarely on the side of those who support reform.
Meanwhile a small group of Tea Party supporters marched to various offices of Democratic members and found mainly closed doors.