Hell Freezes Over?… Schakowsky Attends Tea Party Caucus Meeting on Capitol Hill
It may be a record cold winter but this is ridiculous…
One of the prominent socialists in Congress who celebrated that Obamacare would destroy the insurance industry and insisted that the US is a “banana republic” without wealth redistribution attended the tea party caucus meeting yesterday on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) later denied her comments about the destruction of the health care industry.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says members of Congress need to get themselves a copy of the Federalist Papers — and make sure they read it.
Scalia made the short walk from the Supreme Court to the Capitol on Monday to speak at a seminar organized by GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and the Tea Party Caucus. In remarks closed to the media, Scalia told about 50 members of Congress and their staff to “pay attention” and read up on their roles. Attendees described the associate justice as professorial and occasionally playful.
“He said we should all get a copy of the Federalist Papers and read it, underline it and dog-ear it,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., who attended the event.
Scalia’s lecture had drawn criticism and taken on an air of mystery because of the prohibition on media coverage. Liberal groups in particular hammered Scalia for associating with the Republican-leaning Tea Party movement, saying it displayed a clear bias.
Members of both parties, though, described Monday’s lecture as a fairly bland affair, one heavy on legal and Constitutional banter and virtually devoid of discussion on the hot button issues of the day.
“I didn’t get the sense that this was skewed at all,” said Schakowsky, an outspoken liberal. She deadpanned: “This was a discussion at a very high level. There were lots of Latin phrases being used.”
Freshman Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., said Scalia was careful to veer away from current events or matters that could come before the court.
After the event Schakowsky dispelled the notion that anything untoward happened.