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Bachmann's New Effort To Rally Against Congress -- And Do It Inside The Buildings -- Endorsed By GOP Leadership


Does the GOP think having citizens streaming into the Congressional buildings amounts to harassment and disruption of Congress, or is it a legitimate exercise of the right to petition the government?

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel (not to be confused with the RNC chairman) told us: "It is every American's right to visit the Capitol and share their views with Members of Congress."

Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring told us: "The American people know that Speaker Pelosi's overhaul is the wrong answer to a national problem and have a right to express their opinion, especially on such a personal issue."