I didn’t see the whole show. In fact I missed U.S. Senator Mark Kirk completely on the Bob Schieffer-moderated Face the Nation.
But I did catch the end of the show when Congressman Joe Walsh was told by Schieffer that he was a “fav of the Tea Party Movements” and ask how the Republicans were treating him.
Walsh pointed out that the Tea Party movement is comprised not just of Republicans, but of Independents and Democrats. He listed a litany of words that characterized members of the movement, including “frustrated.”
Then he said that he was being treated fine.
In much more eloquent words, of course.
Saturday, both Kirk and Walsh held a Town Hall Meeting at Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Zion.
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Here’s how Walsh described what happened:
“He asked me 2 questions, one about the debt ceiling and one about the influence of the tea party movement.
“On the debt ceiling I said
- we shouldn’t raise it,
- the administration is trying to scare the American people with it, and
- we need to do something historic as a prerequisite for raising it like the balanced budget amendment I’ve sponsored in the house.
“On the tea party movement, I said they’ve had great influence on the process, and defined who the tea party is.”