John Culberson is twittering that he and 21 other Republican congressmen are
discussing gas prices and energy solutions, which the House was scheduled to do this afternoon already before Pelosi, et al declared an early adjournment.
TV cameras are not allowed, but Twitter goes when the cameras can’t.
Dan has more.
My brother, who works in the House, is on the floor right now. This is his e-mail to me:
Steve king from iowa now speaking. Ted poe just gave a great spontaneous speech to the crtowds of staff interns. Press and constituents. All sitting on the floor of the house of representatives, which we have been reminded today and are witnessing first hand as the peoples house.
Most members are now out having a press conference about what is going on because the cameras are turned off in here, the lights are almost all down and the microphones off.
The capitol is closed to the public but those that were in the gallery when it closed at 430 were invited and led down by some members to sit on the floor. It is an incredible event that is going on and we the people are calling upon the majority and speaker of the house to bring the house back and have a vote on energy.
Dr. Tom price (GA) has been taking the lead but others here include the minority whip roy blunt, eric cantor (va), virginia fox (nc), mike pence (in), kevin brady (tx) who was on a plane ready to leave when he heard what was going on and came back. Other members too have stopped leaving and came back to the capitol.
Truly an amazing thing that is happening here. No one ever remembers something like this happening before.
I’ll keep you updated on what else and who else is here.
Call the speaker to tell her you want a vote on energy! 202 225 0100
For those of you who have CSPAN 2, the press conference in Statuary Hall is being broadcast.
Let your voice be heard: contact Pelosi! http://www.house.gov/pelosi/contact/contact.html
If you’re not in her district, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
UPDATE, 2 August
The Guerilla Congress