Friday the Republicans took the floor of the House, using online means, Twitter and taking there own videos to distribute because the C-Span cameras were off.
The Republicans are responding the majority of the public that is demanding the issue of gas prices and drilling be debated in conjunction with other solutions available.
While the Republicans are fighting to to have this issue dealt with, the Democrats are all on vacation for 5 weeks, having left without dealing with it at all because Nancy Pelosi will not allow a vote on drilling because many House Democrats have indicated they would vote for it.
YouTube video of the Republicans here.
It was announced yesterday that the Republicans would do the same thing today as they did on Friday.
As I pointed out yesterday, Malkin has published Pelosi's scheduled stops on her book tour, so if anyone is near those areas, stop in and ask her about drilling and why she is out promoting her book instead of dealing with the most important issue of the day as the republicans are.
I will be updating as the day progress, so come back and make sure your popcorn is popped!
John Boehner's press release:
Washington, Aug 3 - House Republicans will be back on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives again Monday to continue the unprecedented protest that began last Friday, when dozens of Republicans joined hundreds of American citizens on the House floor to protest Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to send Congress home for the rest of the summer without a vote on legislation to lower gas prices and move America toward energy independence.
In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members and staff Saturday (“A Call to Action on American Energy”), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) hailed Friday’s action, which was led by Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Tom Price (R-GA), and others, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going.
“It’s not a request we make lightly. But the American people are suffering,” Boehner and Blunt said in the memo. “The consequences of continued congressional inaction on gas prices are unacceptable. We’ve called on the Speaker to call Congress back into an emergency session this month and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act. We must continue to make a stand until the Speaker complies.”
“We realize not everyone can be in Washington next week. But if you can be, we ask that you come to the Capitol, join our colleagues, and lend your voice, beginning this Monday at 10:00 am,” the GOP leaders wrote. “If you can’t be in Washington, we ask that you contribute to the cause in other ways – such as spreading the word among your constituents, writing an op-ed for your local newspaper, or taking our ‘all of the above’ energy message to your local airwaves.”
“Republicans stand with the American people. We share their passion and determination for energy independence, and we’ve pledged to fight boldly until Congress heeds their will,” Boehner and Blunt concluded.