27
Jul
10

Looks like the Dems are putting the kibosh Skype on Tea Party Caucus

Didn’t those White House party crashers use Skype to get past security?

Amplify’d from www.congress.org

Why lawmakers can’t use Skype

At last week’s kickoff meeting for the group of representatives who aim to enact the tea-party agenda, caucus leader Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) suggested that lawmakers use video conferencing to connect with grassroots leaders.

But that requires lifting a ban on Skype that Democratic leaders say could compromise House security. They fear hackers could manipulate the tool to access Congressional servers.

Bachmann, who along with her Republican colleagues made the request earlier this year as well, said she has effectively used Skype to hold virtual town halls on the campaign trail. The tech-savvy lawmaker also makes use of social media tools and has more than 54,000 fans on Facebook and 18,000 followers on Twitter.

“Rather than having a woman flying in from Washington state, we would like to give people the opportunity to speak to us on a regular, real-time basis,” Bachmann said of her proposal.

“That’s really the only purpose of the Tea Party Caucus – to listen to the ideas of the people,” she said.

“I think it’s rather profound,” she said. “We are members of Congress who have said we are willing to listen to real people.”

The first idea from the Tea Party Caucus may be dead on arrival.

Read more at www.congress.org

 

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