On July 28, 2011, former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones attended the Rebuild the Dream rally held outside the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and said Americans don’t bow down to “hostage taking tactics” and the GOP is putting “a gun to the head of 310 million people”, in regards to the current debate on the debt limit.
Jones told MRCTV’s Joe Schoffstall:
“Any faction in America that would put a gun to the head of 310 million people and say ‘If you don’t do it our way, we will blow your dreams away, we will blow a hole in the American economy’, that is un-American. That is not how we do business, and we refuse to bow down to those tactics.”
The Rebuild the Dream rally was sponsored by MoveOn.org in partnership with liberal oganizations and outlets such as the Daily Kos, Planned Parenthood, Code Pink, Green for All, and ProgressiveCongress.org – among others.