Did you know that the Senate and Congress House Buildings are open to the public ❓❓❓❓❓You just have to pass through metal detectors, but after that you are free to roam and take pics outside the offices of your choice❗️❗️❗️WHAT⁉️⁉️ This was breaking incredible news‼️‼️ (*** we took the Acela train out of Penn Station on Amtrak and it was as easy 3/3.5 hour train ride and it arrived in Union Station 2 blocks from the Capitol FYI***) We started off our day on the steps of the Supreme Court where we metttttttttt our first CNN crew!❤️💙❤️💙
They tipped us off and told us that Pres Trump would be arriving on Capitol Hill 10 minutes later. 😳 So we literally SPRINTED 🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏽down through the Capitol and literally made our way through a sea of 1000s of police officers 👮🏽👮🏼♀️for the 36th Annual Police Officers Memorial Service to honor fallen officers of 2016/2017. 💓
Putting my strong negative feelings aside for Trump😐, it was still a beautiful moment to be part of. 💓
With not one cloud, the sun was shining down🌞 on the Capitol and I felt so proud to be amongst so many heroes and be at our Nations Capitol. 😍
Next on our agenda was the main event of the day.🎉 A tour of the Capitol arranged by my Congressman Tom Suozzi of NY (3rd District). Everyone can contact their own Congressmen and request tickets for a tour!
We surely kept him busy with nonstop questions and believe it or not we only stumped him once!!! He was brilliant and patient and affable and showed us so many amazing parts of the Capitol (House) side that it will surely go down in history as one of my favorite days ever!!! 🎉💙
We were so grateful and loved every minute of the tour❗️❗️❗️At this point we were set off on our own on the 2nd floor on the Cannon House Office building and began to wander each floor seeing which recognizable Congressmen we could find! Here a some of the faves! 💓💓💓
Whatever. 🙄😐 Considering how much hatred there is for him I was surprised to see how easily I could walk into his office, with just a young intern sitting at he desk. After exiting the building we stopped for a quick lunch and then headed straight for the Hart Senate Building!
I sat at THE ELIZABETH WARRENS desk with her BRAND NEW book! Another amazing moment! Feeling uber confident after our 100% success we made our way to NY Senator Schumer’s Office and blew right in and got DENIED!!! Cmonnnn! 😡😤
We were told its “office policy”. 😭 And then I was like who the heck do we think we are? We got too comfy! It was too good to be true! By then it was 5:55pm we headed to Senator Bernie Sanders office and we waltzed right in JUUUUUST as Bernie was walking into his office. A staffer quickly shut the door behind him and I felt the berrrrrn. Shoulders slumped we settled for a pic outside his office. 🚶🏽♀️
Berns building in the Dirksen Building has solid wood doors where the other Harr building was modern with clear glass you could see right in. So once their offices closed there’s nothing to see. So we just wandered the floors taking pics in front of recognizable senators.
We jetted 🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️🏃🏽to the North Lawn in search of National Security Advisor McMaster’s Press conference and saw diddly squat…but settled for a pretty cool view of the Press Apron/ Pebble Beach also known as the tents where the major networks setup to do their interviews at the White House.
Next to him was a white haired reporter, in an excited and probably inappropriate moment I shouted what I guessed to be his name JOHN, and whattya know he stopped and turned so we started to all wave and he waved back…it was the enemy of the people…FOX NEWS and their correspondent John Roberts!
Intense hatred aside for faux news 🦊😡❌ I actually like John Robert because he always asks tough questions at Spicer’s Press conferences. We ended the day asking the Secret Service officer if he could point out the bush 🌳that Spicer hid in, to which he said “I don’t think he hid in the bush?!” Snarky me, I apologized and corrected myself and said “you’re right! Among the bushes!”😈🤣 The crowd had a good laugh and I could tell by the twinkle in his eye✨ he enjoyed it too!
What a day, 10 miles later of walking and I’m pooped! 💩Except when I wake up in 8 hours I’ll just be waking up to the biggest accusation of Trump’s presidency thus far… stay tuned…live on the scene❗️❗️❗️🎥