The #Resistance Efforts at Town Halls Around the Country Last Night Are Giving Us Life
Congress is in the midst of its February recess, which is when Representatives and Senators are supposed to go back home and speak with their constituents, but on the Republican side, things aren’t going so well. Here’s a few examples from around the nation last night.
Watch this old coot go after Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley over Obamacare:
Angry constituents confront Chuck Grassley in Iowa: “If it wasn’t for Obamacare, we wouldn’t be able to afford insurance!” pic.twitter.com/vrbhbOiBMM— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 21, 2017
Meanwhile, Iowa’s other Senator is booed for getting the f*ck out of dodge.
A lot of Congressional representatives decided not to hold Town Halls because they were chicken shit. The constituents showed up anyway.
Here’s a Pat Toomey town hall, without Pat Toomey.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt won’t hold a town hall meeting, either, so constituents are demanding one.
Town hall scenes from Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maryland tonight, where voters showed up but GOP congressmen were no-shows. pic.twitter.com/qfNRnNASlI— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 22, 2017
Rep. Steve Womack in Arkansas was asked why, after wasting so much money investigating Benghazi, they don’t waste a little investigating Trump.
Crowd asks Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) to investigate Trump/Russia.— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 22, 2017
Wait for it… pic.twitter.com/4siV7A0cOR
Dave Brat of Virginia decided to “bravely” hold a town hall in a tiny remote town 60 miles away from his constituents. This is the line all the way down Main Street in Blackstone, Virgnia, which has a population of 3,500 people.
Finally, I love this woman confronting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Angry constituent gives Mitch McConnell the what for pic.twitter.com/tyHseJVtqd— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 21, 2017
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