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News Monday, Mar 20 2017

#SpinelessGOP: Empty Suit Edition

Mar 20, 2017

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:

Washington Post: GOP lawmakers wouldn’t come to a town hall — so voters brought literal empty suits

The Hill: GOP rep. tells town hall crowd: ‘You don’t know how to listen

“‘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.”

Sioux City Journal: When and where is the next town hall, Rep. King?

“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.”

CNN: Constituent asks Rep. Chris Collins about lack of town halls

Lexington Herald Leader: Angry constituents confront U.S. Rep. Andy Barr about GOP health care bill

“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.”

AP: Scott Perry town hall contentious over health care, immigration

Detroit Free Press: Trott’s town hall gets rowdy, raucous, while hundreds get left in cold

Talking Points Memo: GOP Rep. Defends O’care Repeal Plan As Town Hall Crowd Shouts ‘Vote Him Out’

Dayton Daily News: Groups hold town hall without Rep. Mike Turner

Fox 6 Milwaukee: Health care bill the hot topic at separate town hall events in West Allis, Milwaukee

Published: Mar 20, 2017

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