The next 24 hours are "armageddon" because the health care bill proposed by Democrats will "ruin our country," House Minority Leader John Boehner said Saturday, a day before a crucial vote on the bill in the House.
Boehner made the charge first to the GOP caucus meeting where leaders were trying to rally lawmakers to keep fighting to get more "no" votes from wavering Democrats.
A raucous crowd of citizens surrounded the leader at a press conference chanting, "kill the bill!"
House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana also said that the House of Representatives is not "the president's House...or the speaker's House...this is the people's House."
The comments pay homage to newly elected Senator Scott Brown, R-MA, who now famously said at a debate that he was not running for former Senator Ted Kennedy's seat, but rather the "people's seat."