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News Monday, Feb 20 2017

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

Feb 20, 2017

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 fix for chaotic town halls: Don’t hold them

NPR: With Town Hall Script Flipped On GOP, Will History Repeat Itself?

CNN: Republican lawmakers grow wary of ‘town hall’ events

Vice News: More than 200 Republicans in Congress are skipping February town halls with constituents

Chicago Tribune: Column: Trump toxicity has Republicans on the run from constituents

Philadelphia Inquirer: As Trump critics demand an audience, Republicans avoid town halls

Huffington Post: Constituents Flood Another GOP Congressman’s Town Halls And Angrily Confront Him

Roll Call: Amid Liberal Protests, More Democrats Holding Town Halls This Presidents Day Recess

Newsweek: Republicans Brace for Protests During Week at Home

RealClearPolitics: There’s No Escape From the GOP’s Town-Hall Hell

For more instances of Republican Senators and Congressman running scared from their constituents, visit

Published: Feb 20, 2017

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