Skip to comments.Liberal protesters storm Heritage Foundationís Washington, DC, office. It hilariously backfires.
Posted on 04/26/2017 8:11:35 PM PDT by TBP
Liberal protesters stormed the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday but the demonstration backfired when Heritage later took to Twitter using the event to promote one of its policy papers.
Just before noon, around 200 protesters marched up to and inside the conservative organizations Capitol Hill offices. Within about 20 minutes, however, they were gone, the Washington Examiner reported.
The protesters voiced their opposition to President Donald Trumps proposed budget blueprint. Congress has not yet voted on a 2018 fiscal year budget but is expected to do so by Friday night to keep the federal government from shutting down. Its unlikely that budget a deal later this week will include funding for a southern border wall.
Multiple federal agencies, including the EPA, will likely face drastic cuts as a result of Republicans controlling the House and Senate.
Protesters Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation seized upon the Republicans priorities.
Water not walls, protesters were heard chanting in one video tweeted out by Peoples Action, the liberal group that organized the protest.
Shut it down, other protesters shouted from inside the usually quiet office building.
Peoples Action, in a separate tweet, accused Heritage of being Trumps think tank.
Heritage employees fought back, displaying repeal Obamacare signs in their windows as protesters poured out from the lobby and onto the sidewalk.
The Heritage then took to Twitter, using the protest as a means to further promote their conservative agenda.
Thank you @pplsaction for the opportunity to tell more people about our budget to tackle the $20 Trillion debt! Heritage tweeted, along with a link to its proposed 2018 fiscal blueprint.
Heritage vowed it would not be bullied or silenced by staged protesters backed by progressive special interest groups connected to George Soros.
Heritage will not back down. We will keep fighting for a responsible budget, a pro-growth tax system, Obamacare repeal.. the organization wrote.
We spent some time on this last night:
Liberal protest mob storms Heritage Foundation
Saw another article where they were on the road on the buses before they were told where and what they were protesting.
Grassroots, ya know.
Bre Payton of The Federalist has more on the events leading up to the protest:
In an interview with The Daily Signal, Phillip Stuckey, a reporter for The Daily Caller News Foundation, talked about the time he spent with the protestors traveling with them on the bus to the Heritage Foundation.
Were going to be bussing you to an undisclosed location, organizers said.
The captain of the bus told protestors that President Trump wasnt smart enough to come up with his own budget, so people at Heritage wrote one for him. If protestors had any issues with Trumps budget proposals, they should take it up with Heritage, an organizer said, according to Stuckey.
This explanation is a reference to the Heritage Foundations budget blueprint, which they release every year.
Stuckey asked a bus driver whether he was being paid to drive protestors from the White House to the Heritage Foundation. The driver responded that he doesnt do nothing for free. When Stuckey asked who was paying him, several event leaders, who called themselves marshals, told him to stop asking questions and tried to bar him from streaming the protest on Facebook Live.
All protestors were barred from tweeting, texting, or Facebook Live-ing their location until after the day of protest was over.
It’s sort of a nothing burger. Headline seems to exaggerate in this case.
This is good. Up until recently these marches were never unmasked for the BS Sorros astro turf they pull
most of the leadership responsible for violent protests are trying to hide there involvement in theses protets, I think that investigating these protests need to happen just to unmask the ones that are responsible for paid violence at the protests.
I’m gonna bet James O’Keefes’ people are infiltrating some of these “grassroot” events.
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