Speaker Boehner gets heckled as he lights the Christmas tree

Christmas tree

Below is a note from FNC Chad Pergram: (and note, this pic is from a prior year)

Urgent: Capitol Christmas tree now lit

 

Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

 

Sits on the West Front of the Capitol, facing the National Mall.

 

The Capitol Christmas tree is a tradition dating back to 1964. It’s the tallest tree they’ve ever had according to Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)…at 88 feet.

 

This is an Englemann Spruce from the Colville National Forest in Washington State.

 

As soon as House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) began speaking, several dozen immigration reform protesters began seranding Boehner…trying to disrupt the ceremony. They sang Christmas carols, sprinkled with pro-immigration reform lyrics and referencing Boehner…demanding a vote.

 

They wielded signs reading “immigration reform now” and “Keeping Families Together.”

 

They later chanted “immigration reform….now!”

 

Many of the demonstrators were children accompanied by adults.

 

Chad Pergram

FOX News

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

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