Too close for comfort, as Occupiers take their message directly to the enemy – Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell.
WASHINGTON — Roughly 30 jobless protesters from D.C. neighborhoods occupied Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in the Russell Senate Office Building Thursday, saying they wanted to talk to him about jobs.
But McConnell was busy at the Capitol Building, where he led Republicans in blocking a $60 billion infrastructure bill. The protesters said they supported the measure.
McConnell’s legislative director offered to sit down with the group, but they declined, saying they’d rather wait for the senator himself. So they sat in his office, taking up every chair and lots of floor space while McConnell’s staff went about its business. A Capitol Police officer scoped the situation and said her heart went out to them for losing their jobs.
McConnell is known for saying that Republicans only priority is to make president Obama a one term president.
Apparently, the 99% of Americans think their priority should be what Republicans promised when they won the House of Representatives – Jobs!