SPOTTED: Rep. Luke MesserAllen (Luke) Lucas MesserWealthy outsiders threaten to shake up GOP Senate primaries Indiana GOP Senate candidate faces criticism for out-of-state properties Indiana Dems: GOP has double standard on donations from alleged assaulters MORE (R-Ind.), a dad of three, and his family posing for pics right after the Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Rep. John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) flipped the switch on the tree Tuesday night on the West Front of the Capitol. A group of child protesters from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement were heard chanting during the House Speaker’s remarks.

The tree hails from Washington state and is decked out in thousands of LED lights and nearly 5,000 handcrafted ornaments.

--Greg Nash contributed.