First Day of Recess Town Halls Spell Trouble For #SpinelessGOP

On the first day of recess town halls, House and Senate Republicans faced a barrage of phone calls, protests outside their offices, and tough questions at packed town halls about the GOP’s radical agenda for America and Donald Trump’s chaotic first month as president.

Instead of doing their jobs and answering reasonable questions about their agenda, Republican Senators and Congressmen are ducking their own voters — who will be sure to remember next November.

Here’s what Spineless Republicans are up to when they should be answering their constituents questions…

Hundred Rally To Protest Deb Fischer’s Endorsement of Betsy DeVos.

Protesters Outside Jeff Flake’s Office Want Him to Defend His Support For Donald Trump and Repealing Obamacare.

Constituents Faced Technical Difficulties at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Town Hall, Which Ended Abruptly.

Protests Outside Of Scott Taylor’s Town Hall in Virginia Beach.

Iowan Tells […]

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Spicer Questions: Russia. Russia. Russia. Edition

While some have praised President Trump for making it through one day without a huge controversy or temper tantrum on Twitter, it’s important to remember that the questions swirling around the White House about Russia continue to escalate.

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah said, “You don’t get a victory lap for one mediocre day. You’re still likely compromised by a hostile foreign power. Start answering some questions.”

He calls on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to address the following questions about the ongoing Russia scandal at today’s press briefing:

1. Has President Trump been briefed about the possibility that Russian military pension funds have been funneled to hackers who interfered in the 2016 election?

2. Over the weekend, President Trump’s sons opened the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. Can you say with certainty that the project did not take money from Russian investors?

3. What else did Trump aides Michael Cohen and Felix Sater discuss with […]

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Ahead of the Conservative Political Action Conference, Bridge Project today released a new digital ad, “CPAC 2017: Party Hypocrites,” showcasing Republicans who have refused to hold the Trump administration to the same standards they had for the Obama administration.

“Despite the disastrous and scandal-plagued first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans have refused to call out the new president for his repeated lies, unconstitutional policies, and extreme executive action. Republicans are standing by silently, while Donald Trump’s administration undermines core American values and fails to run the country efficiently,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

Watch CPAC 2017: The Party of Hypocrites” here:

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The Need for an Investigation into Trump’s Ties to Russia Grows Every Day

“Michael Flynn’s potentially illegal conversations with the Russian ambassador are causing more troubles for Donald Trump every day and the White House needs to stop misleading and distracting the public. The American people deserve a thorough and independent investigation of Trump and his aides’ connections to a hostile Russian government,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.

Newsweek – Why the Flynn-Russia Affair is so Troubling for Donald Trump

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Spicer Questions: Sealed Envelope Edition

It’s been awhile, but today White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is back in action behind the podium and will have to answer for new developments in the ongoing scandal around President Trump’s ties to Russia.

To recap, first Flynn promised to ease sanctions on Russia. Now we learn he received a secret plan from Trump aides to lift sanctions on Russia and allow the country to keep Crimea. Naturally, those aides are immersed in the President’s business, his administration, and have ties to Russia – further raising serious questions that to date the administration has either dodged or worse, lied about. 

In response to the ongoing controversy, American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah called on Spicer to answer the following questions at this afternoon’s briefing: 

Is the White House considering action on any part of the Russian-Ukrainian peace proposal secretly delivered to former-NSA Michael Flynn from Trump associates Michael Cohen and Felix […]

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​#SpinelessGOP: Vulnerable Senators Heller and Flake Duck and Hide

Heads Buried in the Sand, Flake and Heller Dodge Town Halls

As voters across the country demand public meetings with Republican elected officials, two of the GOP’s most vulnerable Senators, Dean Heller and Jeff Flake, have buried their heads in the sand in hopes that their constituents won’t catch on to Donald Trump and the GOP’s dangerous agenda.

In recent weeks, Heller’s office has been flooded with phone calls from angry constituents, while Flake claims that he’s been “too busy” in Washington to schedule a town hall with voters.

Well, the two Senators are on recess now, and yet both have failed to schedule a single public town hall. It’s time for them to do their jobs.

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Americans have tough questions for their elected representatives, from the GOP’s plan to strip 32 million Americans of their health care to Donald […]

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#SpinelessGOP: The 5 D’s of Dodge (Town) Hall

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and… Dodge

As congressional recess kicks off this week, more than 200 Republicans — who should be spending time meeting with voters in their home states — will be dodging town halls and running scared from their constituents. It’s a little game called dodge (town) hall.

It’s a simple game really: Republicans dodge, duck, dip, dive, and… dodge their constituents’ questions about Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued administration and his extreme agenda and only the American people stand to lose.

It’s a sad state of affairs when the #SpinelessGOP choose to play games during recess instead of doing their jobs — it’s a bold strategy, GOP, let’s see if it pays off (it won’t).

Here are just a few examples from this week’s headlines:

Vox: Donald Trump: Republican members of Congress only represent “Republican people” in their districts

Washington Post: GOP finds […]

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