Capitol Police attempted to block tea party from Immigration Rally

washdcteapartyThe tea party movement has returned to Washington, D.C. with a vengeance. Event organizers are holding an “Audit the IRS” rally Wednesday in what is expected to be the biggest rally since 2010.

In light of the unfair treatment heaped upon conservative organizations by the IRS that led to today’s rally taking place, one might expect the day to be smooth sailing.

Not in today’s political climate. reported that Capitol police contacted a member of Tea Party Patriots, Inc., telling him that “your people” were not authorized to attend an immigration event being held on the other side of the Capitol.

A special events officer concluded the call by saying police “will be on site to take whatever action necessary to keep order and peace on our grounds.”

Keep in mind, as pointed out, the immigration event is hosted by sitting members of Congress — U.S. Reps. Louie Gohmert and Steve King — and the notion that citizens can’t attend an event featuring elected officials in a public space is absurd.

Breitbart did update the report to note that police eventually backed off from their attempts to block activists from attending the immigration rally.

Today’s tea party rally has an impressive list of speakers (Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch…) at noon today until 2 p.m, as noted by the Independent Journal Review.

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