In it, but not of it. TPM DC
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More from the email:
Please know that this is a 'press event,' 'press conference,' or 'House Call on Washington' but not a 'rally' or 'protest.'
Buck offered more details on GOP participation in the "press event" today:
Members will gather at 11:50 in the basement of the Capitol, downstairs from the Crypt, so that they can walk together down the West front steps on the House side. Members will begin to walk down just prior to noon. There will be a stage at the bottom of the steps. Some members may stand on the stage, while the rest will fill in on the steps. We hope to have as many members as possible for a strong visual. There will be press and cameras just in front of the stage, and beyond them will be a good size crowd gathered on the Southwest lawn of the Capitol grounds. The event will begin with a prayer and the national anthem.