The Storming Of Capitol Hill, Part Two

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Nov. 5, 2009: Thousands gather in front of the US Capitol to hear from a star-studded collection of Republican representatives and assorted conservative personalities in an anti-health care reform rally organized by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). So many Republican members of Congress rushed to join the party that some missed voting on some much bally-hooed amendments to the PATRIOT Act. Go here for full coverage from TPM.

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Bachmann called the event “the Super Bowl of freedom.” See more pictures here.
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Randall Terry’s anti-abortion folks make an appearance.
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TPMDC’s reporters estimate the crowd at about 8,000 people.

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Rep. Joe “You lie!” Wilson (R-SC) meets with supporters who gathered for the rally. Wilson was welcomed to the tea party stage with cheers.

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A janitor sweeps up copies of the health care bill discarded by protesters outside Nancy Pelosi’s office.

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