Top House Democratic lawmakers are starting to jump aboard the Occupy Wall Street movement — a growing protest that some activists hope turns into a liberal version of the tea party.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, praised the thousands who have flooded Wall Street in recent weeks in protests aimed at the heart of the financial sector.
“The silent masses aren’t so silent anymore. They are fighting to give voice to the struggles that everyday Americans are going through,” Larson, a Connecticut Democrat, said. “While I don’t condone their every action, I applaud their standing up for what they believe in.”