Video: Michele Bachmann Kicks off ‘Take the Town Halls to DC’: ‘Now is the Time to See the Whites of Their Eyes’

March 10, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

The “Take the Town Halls to DC” coalition has put up video of its kick-off last night, with the Memphis Tea Party’s Mark Skoda introducing a speech by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) by casting the effort as a low-key lobbying push.

“Our objective, here, is really to have a conversation with our representatives,” said Skoda. “It’s not about placards.”

Bachmann took it a little further. “We the people are going to roll them out,” said Bachmann, “and when we roll them out we’re going to roll this bill back.” Activists needed to get into their representatives’ faces: “Now is the time to see the whites of their eyes.”