Monday, February 27, 2017

THE RESISTANCE - Congressional Town Halls

aka 'The Rats Scurry for Cover'

"At congressional town hall meetings, citizens turn up the volume — and activism" PBS NewsHour 2/24/2017


SUMMARY:  With members of Congress on recess, usually that would mean lawmakers meeting with constituents at home in their districts.  But fewer than 30 Republicans are holding meetings in the face of local protests and rowdy town halls.  Lisa Desjardins reports from New Jersey, where five-term Rep. Leonard Lance faced more than a thousand people, ready to let him hear their urgent concerns.

JUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  Members of Congress have been on recess this week.  Usually, that would mean a number of constituent town halls in their home states and districts.

But fewer than 30 Republicans are holding those meetings, as protests grow outside some district offices, and constituents rally inside the town halls that are scheduled.

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