Since taking control of the House of Representatives in 2010, the Republicans have refused to pass any and all bills that would create jobs and have slashed spending which has resulted in job losses. Republicans in the Senate have also done their utmost to sabotage the economy, blocking every jobs bill Democrats put forward.
Now, some unemployed protesters are taking the OWS movement to the DC office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Approximately 40 protesters are occupying McConnell’s office until they get a meeting with him. Nearly two months ago, protesters in Wisconsin occupied Paul Ryan’s office and were then locked out.
As the economy worsens, and more and more people become angry at the Republican attempts to kill the economy, these kinds of sit-ins should become larger and more commonplace. This news comes as Senate Republicans prepare to block an infrastructure bill that would create jobs and is paid for by a small tax increase on the top 0.1% of earners.
Here is the video of the protest via OurDC.org: