Dem describes 'House Call' protests as a 'carnival atmosphere'

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) shared his view of today's "House Call" protest, calling it a "carnival atmosphere."

The congressman said that people supportive of and opposed to healthcare reform legislation have showed up on Capitol Hill. The event was organized in part by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) as a gathering of "tea party" protesters.

Himes tweeted:

Real carnival atmosphere down here around healthcare. Pro and Con tribes gathering w/flags, chants, visits. Suspect will play host to both!

The protest will take place days before the House is set to vote on healthcare reform legislation.