Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was in the Capitol on
Saturday as lawmakers cast the last vote of the day.
DeLay said he was
in the building to talk to his former colleagues and that he was at
the Capitol for the protest against the healthcare bill.
outside the Capitol and other House office buildings screamed "kill the bill," and Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) said that racial epithets and slurs were hurled at some of the lawmakers.
When asked whether he heard the language used by the protesters, particularly the N-word that Carson said was directed at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), DeLay said that he did not, but added that emotions "are running high."