Colorado's Congressional Democrats (all four of them -- heh) are keeping the pressure on about the expulsion of three Social Security supporters from Bush's pro-privatization rally on March 21 in Denver. And they have gotten two Republicans to join in the criticism. Bob Beauprez's criticism -- and protestations that his office, which for some reason was tapped to handle ticket distribution for an event that was actually held in Rep. Diane DeGette's district, did not impose a pro-Bush purity test -- is not surprising, because he evidently wants to run for governor and being linked to this fiasco can't help. More surprising is that Marilyn Musgrave has joined the chorus of criticism. The rest of Colorado's delegation in Washington (Allard, Hefley and Tancredo) are keeping their mouths shut. That's exactly zero congresspeople defending Bush on this one.
The episode, and ones like it in North Dakota and now New Jersey too, have really taken the shine off Bush's claim to be holding a dialogue with Americans about the fate of Social Security. So even if the episode doesn't lead to a damaging lawsuit against the GOP (although they probably are working on it) it has already hurt the privatization plan.