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News Thursday, Jun 1 2017

Just how scared are Republicans of town halls?

Jun 01, 2017

Republicans in Congress know exactly how toxic their agenda is — and that’s why they’re in hiding this recess.
By Elana Schor, 06/01/2017
  • Only 36 House Republicans and two Senate Republicans are holding town halls this recess, “as protests continue this year over repealing Obamacare and other aspects of President Donald Trump’s agenda.”
  • So far this year, “Senate Republicans’ public events have totaled 63, compared to 155 for Senate Democrats.”
  • “The GOP has borne the most brutal constituent engagement at town halls so far this year, as voters trained fear and frustration on Republicans from Colorado to Arkansas.”
  • “Activists say the public’s interest in more direct engagement with lawmakers is growing, particularly as the Republican push to repeal Obamacare teeters in the Senate.”
Read the full article here.

Published: Jun 1, 2017

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