From The Blaze.
It’s a busy day for conservatives at the nation’s Capitol. Members of Congress and activists are holding two separate gatherings, one to protest the IRS’s targeting of conservatives and the other to inform the country of an immigration bill push that GOP Reps. say is dangerous for the country.
The immigration rally kicked off at 9 am and is slated to go at least six hours, as the Washington Post notes. A media advisory said it would go from 9am to 12pm ET, break for lunch, and then pick back up from 2-5pm ET.
“Border security, rule-of-law members of Congress are unlikely to get a full debate inside the halls of Congress,” Rep. Peter King (R-Iowa) said in a statement beforehand. “So we are taking the debate outside its halls.”
TheBlaze has extensively covered the charge by King and fellow Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Louis Gohmert (Texas) to block an immigration bill they say Republican leadership will pass and then allow to be changed behind-the-scenes to grant amnesty illegal aliens and thus a secure voting block for progressives and Democrats.
At noon ET, the Tea Party Patriots group will be holding a separate rally nearby called “Audit the IRS.”
Remarks from Glenn Beck.
Liveblog at Breitbart.
Rep. Steve King is holding a six-hour press conference on immigration on the east lawn of the Capitol. Despite the early start on a day in the middle of the week, a couple hundred activists attended the beginning of the event. It is a sign of growing anxiety in the grass-roots over the Senate amnesty legislation.
“Border security, Rule of Law Members of Congress are unlikely to get a full debate inside the halls of Congress,” King said. “So we are taking the debate outside it’s halls.”Thousands of Americans will also arrive in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a mass “Audit the IRS” rally to protest the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups. The Tea Party Patriots, a group targeted by the IRS, organized the rally.
Tea Partiers and conservatives who were targeted will speak at the rally along with prominent conservative legislators like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Breitbart’s Sonnie Johnson will also speak at the rally.
Conservative talk-radio host Glenn Beck will speak at both events.
Breitbart News will live-blog all of the events.
Breitbart News investigative reporter Matthew Boyle (@MBoyle1) is at King’s immigration press conference. Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) and Editor Mike Flynn (@Flynn1776) will also be reporting from the events throughout the day.