Tea Party members demand town hall meeting over health care
Members of FreedomWorks, a Libertarian group, protested outside the office of Congresswoman Susan Brooks Thursday.
Greg Fettig with FreedomWorks says his group is demanding a town hall meeting with Rep. Brooks.
"What most of the congressmen and women are doing now is what they're calling 'one on one' meetings. That's a few people attending a very scripted question and answer. Those questions are submitted in writing and it gives the congressman or woman the opportunity to duck the hard questions. What we want Susan Brooks is to have an open, honest forum where we can get her on record whether or not she'll vote to defund Obamacare in view of the continuing resolution which is giving the government more borrowing money or the unlikelihood it'll go to a full debt ceiling vote," Fettig said.
It seems a little unusual for the Tea Party to target Republicans, a group with whom they seem more likely to be aligned. Fettig explained.
"FreedomWorks is an independent, mainly a Libertarian organization. They will go after both parties as I have in my four years in the Tea Party," he said.
Fettig says Brooks has a 54 percent "conservative rating."
"That's not nearly conservative enough," he said.
Fettig's shirt also explained his group's philosophy: "Sometimes you have to beat the Republicans before you beat the Democrats." The quote is from Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks.
This is a developing story that will be updated.