Incoming House Speaker John Boehner wants all his friends to see him get sworn in on Wednesday - Facebook friends that is.
For the first time ever, Congress will be broadcast live on Facebook. Boehner announced that beginning at noon on Wednesday, people can go on the popular social media website for live coverage of the first day's floor proceedings and his first speech as Speaker of the House.
The incoming speaker will direct people to visit the "Pledge to America" Facebook page to view the transition to the GOP-controlled House.
"This kind of streaming and real-time interaction is not only unprecedented for the House, it's helping to set the tone for a new majority that will continue to find new ways to listen to and better represent the American people," said Nick Schaper, Boehner's director of digital media.FULL STORY