In town halls across the country this weekend, as more and more Americans demand answers for Donald Trump’s flailing presidency, thousands of people braved the bitter cold to hold meetings with or without their Republican lawmaker in attendance. In some cases, concerned constituents have even resorted to bringing empty suits to fill the place of their GOP Senator or Congressman, a fitting analogy for many elected officials who have refused to stand up to Donald Trump’s extreme agenda.
Voters continue to send a clear message to Republicans in Congress, but the #SpinelessGOP have continued to ignore the concerns of their constituents… Something that will come back to haunt them in next year’s election.
Here are just a few headlines and tweets from this weekend’s town halls:
“‘I understand why you’re so frustrated. You don’t know how to listen,’ Sessions told the crowd protesting the GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, according to Dallas News.”
“If U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, doesn’t schedule public meetings, commonly known as town halls, and doesn’t tell everyone about them in public fashion so citizens know where he will be and when, should they wish to attend, he fails constituents and an important responsibility of his office.”
“U.S. Rep Andy Barr faced angry constituents in Richmond, Ky., during a town hall on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Barr was defending the Republican proposal to replace the federal Affordable Care Act.”