He said, when introduced, “I think you all know that the president has warned us if we disagree with him, he is going to call us out. Ok, Mr. President, we are out. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Waterloo!” Listen to MP3 DeMint’s opening comments at rally:33
That statement drew cheers from the crowd of ten of thousands. Many held signs supporting Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst during the president’s speech to Congress. Groups of South Carolinians travelled to DC for the rally.
The rally was held by FreedomWorks, a Washington-based group led by former House majority leader Richard Armey (R-Texas), Tea Party Patriots and ResistNet.