GOP Senators Plan to Rally Against Health Care Tuesday

Posted December 14, 2009 at 4:21pm

A few Republican Senators — along with a long list of conservative organizations — are staging a rally in Upper Senate Park on Tuesday to protest the Senate’s health care reform bill.GOP Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Richard Burr (N.C.) will be at the 1:30 p.m. event, according to a press release from Americans for Prosperity, a group that supports limited government and free markets. Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham is also expected to attend.DeMint’s Web site describes the event as an “emergency rally— that will “remind Americans that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D-Nev.] is lacking only three votes before Obamacare is a reality.—“The event has ‘tea party’ trimmings and plenty of muscle, including grass-roots support from six states,— according to a recent blog posting.Organizers are hoping to draw thousands of people to the “Code Red— rally, where participants will wear red to “not only draw attention to the sense of urgency but in recognition of the holiday season,— according to the AFP release. The organizations are busing in some protesters.Several organizations are sponsoring the event, including AFP, the American Conservative Union and Concerned Women for America. They won’t be the only ones protesting the Senate’s health care reform bill; in the morning, Tea Party activists plan to march into Senate office buildings and pretend to be patients waiting for treatment in government-controlled medical facilities, complete with faked deaths in front of Members’ offices.