Chicken Texas Republicans: Victory Lap in DC But Run Away from Town Halls, Scared Stiff

GOP are a funny crowd! In front of Trump, they do the victory lap, like with the House health bill, they laugh and smile, and then raised their thump. But at Town hall, they run away, scared stiff.

Foe example, in Texas, mostly a Republicans state, Chron (source) reported :

As President Donald Trump pushes and ambitious, and in some ways unpopular, agenda. members of Congress are ducking their constituents. In Texas, 24 of the 36-member delegation have yet to hold a town hall or phone conference with constituents in 2017.

When their congressman didn’t show for a town hall meeting, a group of residents in the Texas Panhandle found a stand-in for him. Constituents of U.S. Rep. Joedy Arrington made a cardboard cutout of the freshman Republican. Then, they held the meeting.

The meeting on Saturday at Texas Tech in Lubbock drew about 100 people. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal described the crowd as primarily Lubbock area Democrats, some elected officials and a handful of Arrington supporters.  The group aired it’s grievances to the cardboard cutout, both about local issues and complaints about President Donald Trump’s administration and policies as well.

The following are some news:

Republican Congresswoman heckled and booed at Tennessee town …

http://www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Americas

Feb 22, 2017 – Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn returned to her … While 100 people crammed into her town hall gathering about 30 miles from Nashville, another 100 … Blackburn’s town hall was among several protests lobbed at GOP … the Affordable Care Act, without all the specifics on how to replace it.

A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting …

politics.blog.ajc.com/…/a-lone-gop-georgia-congressman-holds-a-rocky-town-hall-m…

Feb 21, 2017 – Rep. Buddy Carter holds a town hall in Savannah. (Photo: WTOC live stream.) ….. Threatening to run over protestors. … Trump grabbed all the other members of Congress because they’re pu—-s!!! …. They only had 7 years to come up with a plan to replace healthcare with a great and affordable plan. But for …

Watch a Republican Congressman run away from his own meeting …

http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Watch-a-Republican-Congressman-run-away-from-his-own-m…

Jan 15, 2017 – Watch a Republican Congressman run away from his own meeting after … Act and the magical plan to replace it that Republicans haven’t been able to … Constituents in attendance believed it was a town hall-style meeting in the … Last week I met-up with other Indivisible activists and attended a mobile …

When their reps ignored requests for town hall meetings, these …

http://www.upworthy.com/when-their-reps-ignored-requests-for-town-hall-meetings-these-c…

Feb 22, 2017 – Yes, having your representative attend a town hall would be ideal, but if they can’t or … Get other people to keep an eye out. … Whether on her way to work or after a run, Madeline has made time to reach out to her elected official. … The simple but life-changing ways Meals on Wheels helps seniors in need.

Hundreds of people showed up for a town hall with California’s Rep …

http://www.latimes.com/…/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-hundreds-of-people-show-up…

Mar 1, 2017 – Tom McClintock’s town hall meeting Saturday morning was at times raucous, and the California congressman ultimately was escorted out by police. … Citing other incidents, including Wednesday night’s violent protests at UC … “The way to change the course of the country is not to shout people down, not to …

Republican congressman says he won’t hold town hall because …

https://thinkprogress.org/gohmert-town-hall-90b6683f15c1

Feb 23, 2017 – Republican congressman says he won’t hold town hall because people could die … but said nothing about what his preferred replacement would look like. … echoes the talking points other prominent Republicans are running …

Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/…/anger-rises-across-the-country-at-gop-congressional-town-hall…

Feb 22, 2017 – Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White …

Democrats shame Republicans with “adopt a district” plan to hold town …

http://www.salon.com/…/democrats-shame-republicans-with-adopt-a-district-plan-to-hold-to…

1 day ago – Republicans are running scared following their Trumpcare vote — and … with “adopt a district” plan to hold town halls for missing GOP representatives … Only 1 in 5 Republicans in Congress held a town hall in the month of April, which … take up his “adopt a district” tactic with other evasive GOP colleagues.

GOP Congressman Gets Police Escort After Town Hall Turns Angry …

http://www.zerohedge.com/…/gop-congressman-gets-police-escort-after-town-hall-turns-an…

Feb 5, 2017 – The angry town hall participants chanted “vote him out” outside the Tower … to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a clear replacement. … asked Amanda Barnes, who said she was paralyzed from her waist down after a hit-and-run … the speedy implementation of Trump’s other various economic policies, …

House GOP leaders want more security at town halls amid Obamacare …

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/politics/republicans-congress-security-obamacare/

Feb 7, 2017 – House GOP leaders want more security at town halls amid Obamacare protests … GOP questions timeline to repeal and replace Obamacare 04:40 … “There a growing ugliness out there,” California Rep. … After that episode and reports of other disturbances in other districts, House GOP conference chair …

Rep. Bradley Byrne faces raucous crowd during town hall meeting | AL …

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/03/rep_bradley_byrne_greeted_by_j.html

Mar 6, 2017 – Byrne’s town hall is the third held by an Alabama congressional lawmaker since … “It works for me and it’s up to other congressmen to decide if it works for them.” …. Hopefully someone will run against him and replace him.

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Christopher Smith – Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/town-hall-meeting-with-congressman-christopher-smith-nj-4

Congressman Smith has not hosted or attended a public town hall meeting since 1993 … found that online town hall meetings were “easy to run and did not require a … and so Indivisible NJ4 is holding a second citizen’s town hall on 4/19/17 at …

GOP Congressman Overwhelmed by ACA-Supporting Constituents

nymag.com/…/gop-congressman-overwhelmed-by-aca-supporting-constituents.html

Jan 15, 2017 – A Republican congressman from Colorado has gotten a taste of what the … four people, instead of everyone all at once using a townhall-style meeting. … Though Coffman’s run-in with constituents on Saturday was only one … if similar popular backlash will strike other proponents of Obamacare’s repeal, …

Brian Mast town hall: Hundreds pack hall, give congressman an earful …

postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/…/mast-gets-earful-as-hundreds-pack-town-h…

Feb 24, 2017 – Mast gets earful as hundreds pack town hall meeting in Fort Pierce. … he got an earful on a host of other issues, particularly the Affordable Care Act, ….. Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan are running scared from …

Tom McClintock faces raucous crowd, protests in Roseville town hall …

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article130781279.html

Feb 4, 2017 – McClintock exits with police escort after raucous town hall meeting in … Facing a packed auditorium and raucous crowd, Republican Rep. … of climate change, and oppose Trump’s executive order temporarily … asked Amanda Barnes, who said she was paralyzed from her waist down after a hit-and-run …

Town Hall Meetings: Republicans Fear Confrontation | Time.com

time.com/4675256/donald-trump-congress-town-hall-protests/

Feb 17, 2017 – Republicans Brace for Town Hall Protests About President Trump … The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has counted … “It’ll happen until the public revolts at the idea or they run out of money.” … An aide in his office says Harris plans to hold town hall meetings once a replacement plan for …

Rep. Andy Harris to hold a town hall meeting next month – Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/…/bal-rep-andy-harris-to-hold-a-town-hall-meeting-next-mo…

Andy Harris to hold a town hall meeting next month. Rep. … Harris said he expects House Republicans will have an ACA replacement plan in place by March 31. Rep. … The first will take place on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and a second will occur Tuesday before President … Madaleno says he’s running for governor of Maryland.

Congressman Smith vs. the activists – Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/story/insider/extras/2017/02/19/…nj-congressman…/97294060/

Feb 19, 2017 – “The main thing that we’ve pushing is we want a town hall meeting,” … describing the organization as running “the largest chain of abortion mills in the world.” … Such positions, along with Smith’s support for repealing and replacing Obamacare, … for the quick return of children abducted to other countries.

Jason Chaffetz – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Chaffetz

Jason E. Chaffetz is the U.S. representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district, first elected in …. The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed him in the race, writing “U.S. Rep. … States House of Representatives nor run for any other elected office in 2018. … Chaffetz faced protests and jeering at a town hall meeting in February 2017.

Congressman ends interview when asked about screening town hall …

http://www.yaktrinews.com/news/politics/national…/congressman…town-hall…/489495706

2 days ago – An Iowa congressman abruptly ended an interview moments after it started when pressed why he was requiring town hall attendees to prove they are his constituents. … Tour de France winner’s bike ‘totaled’ in hit-and-run · LIVE: Aaron … due to divisions over whether to replace Obamacare, Blum required …

N.J. congressman holds low-key ‘telephone town hall’ | NJ.com

http://www.nj.com/morris/…/nj_congressman_holds_low-key_telephone_town_hall.html

Feb 23, 2017 – Great questions and comments during my Telephone Town Hall meeting last night! … for funding would be treated like any other appropriations request. …. I’m going to guess whoever runs against Frelinghuysen. ….. The majority of American people are in favor of improving Obamacare, not replacing it.

Town meeting – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_meeting

A town meeting is a form of direct democratic rule, used primarily in portions of the United … To avoid confusion, this sort of event is often called a “town hall meeting.” … Town meetings can physically meet in another town if necessary to find a …. a Representative Town Meeting system through the normal charter-change …

Erik Paulsen – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Paulsen

Erik Philip Paulsen (born May 14, 1965) is an American politician serving in the United States House of Representatives for Minnesota’s 3rd congressional district since 2009. … During the race, Meffert filed a complaint with the United States House … According to his website, Paulsen has not held an in-person town hall …

Town Hall Meeting | Indivisible Gainesville

https://indivisiblegnv.org/category/town-hall-meeting/

At a different town hall held earlier this year, Diana Castine and Sara Walters asked … While we strive to change the congressman’s mind–after all, the facts are on our …. Leon Bequille sent in this amazing run of corrections to Congressman …

Chaffetz challenger takes him on for town hall performance | Deseret …

http://www.deseretnews.com/…/Chaffetz-challenger-takes-him-on-for-town-hall-performan…

Feb 10, 2017 – Jason Chaffetz a question during a town hall meeting in Cottonwood … Rather than extend the duration to allow for a second group to enter, Jason … I am running to replace Chaffetz as a citizen representative to Washington.

Congressman Bobby Scott | Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

https://bobbyscott.house.gov/

While he has since issued another statement attempting to clarify his support for … WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) delivered a speech …

District 5 Constituents Voice Concerns at Public Town Hall …

http://www.psuunderground.com/…/district-5-constituents-voice-concerns-at-public-town-h…

Feb 25, 2017 – News · Race and Identity · Politics … The event follows a wave of similar town halls held across the … Thompson was first elected to represent the 5th Congressional … repeal Obamacare without a viable and publicly-vetted replacement that … Another speaker, Pam Short, argued that Thompson’s views on …

Oklahoma members of Congress say town hall policies unchanged …

http://www.tulsaworld.com/…town-hall…unchanged/article_62f3cd69-f2b2-57b6-8e90-7df…

Feb 20, 2017 – Only one, however, has town hall meetings scheduled during this … Bridenstine is not running for re-election in 2018 and is thought to be a … In those cases, much of the complaints had to do with GOP promises to “repeal and replace” … to avoid town halls,” said Letendre, and other congressional contacts …

Rep. Darrell Issa Faces Tough Crowd at Town Hall – NBC News

http://www.nbcnews.com/…/darrell-issa-republican-congressman-faces-tough-crowd-town-…

Mar 12, 2017 – Top Republican Faces Backlash at California Town Hall Over … Demonstrators protest over the repeal and replacement of … On Wednesday, a prominent local Democrat, Mike Levin, announced he would run against the congressman in … With “Go,” Amazon Identifies Another Job It Can Do Better; Black …

At raucous town hall, GOP congressman confronts anger about Trump …

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/12/politics/mike-coffman-town-hall/

Apr 13, 2017 – At raucous town hall, GOP congressman confronts anger about Trump … it views the House race in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District here …

Liberals harass GOP congressman at rowdy town hall meeting — then …

http://www.theblaze.com/…/watch-liberals-harass-gop-congressman-at-rowdy-town-hall-meeti…

Apr 1, 2017 – Liberals harass GOP congressman at rowdy town hall meeting …… it can hopefully be run to help everybody, not just solely for the frindge like it …

Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/…/anger-rises-across-the-country-at-gop-congressional-town-hall…

Feb 22, 2017 – Angry constituents have confronted legislators at town halls across the country, upset over everything from the GOP’s plan to repeal and …

Darrell Issa, Republican Congressman, Faces Tough Crowd at Town …

http://www.nbcnews.com/…/darrell-issa-republican-congressman-faces-tough-crowd-town-…

Mar 12, 2017 – Top Republican Faces Backlash at California Town Hall Over … Mike Levin, announced he would run against the congressman in 2018, …

Democrats shame Republicans with “adopt a district” plan to hold town …

http://www.salon.com/…/democrats-shame-republicans-with-adopt-a-district-plan-to-hold-to…

1 day ago – Republicans are running scared following their Trumpcare vote — and … “adopt a district” plan to hold town halls for missing GOP representatives … Only 1 in 5 Republicans in Congress held a town hall in the month of April, …

Tom McClintock faces raucous crowd, protests in Roseville town hall …

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article130781279.html

Feb 4, 2017 – McClintock exits with police escort after raucous town hall meeting in Roseville … Facing a packed auditorium and raucous crowd, Republican Rep. … who said she was paralyzed from her waist down after a hit-and-run …

Affordable Care Act: GOP Congressman Leaves Meeting Early | Time …

time.com/4635551/mike-coffman-aca-obamacare-repeal-meeting/

Jan 15, 2017 – Republican Congressman Mike Coffman left a meeting to talk about … “We were under the understanding it was a townhall meeting and they …

Republicans on the run: Alabama congressman canceled town hall …

http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Republicans-on-the-run-Alabama-congressman-canceled-town…

Feb 9, 2017 – Republican Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) was supposed to hold a town hall meeting with constituents back in Huntsville, Alabama, this …

Watch a Republican Congressman run away from his own meeting …

http://www.dailykos.com/…/-Watch-a-Republican-Congressman-run-away-from-his-own-m…

Jan 15, 2017 – Constituents in attendance believed it was a town hall-style meeting in the library’s auditorium, but the Congressman’s staff refused to let them …

GOP Congressman Gets Police Escort After Town Hall Turns Angry …

http://www.zerohedge.com/…/gop-congressman-gets-police-escort-after-town-hall-turns-an…

Feb 5, 2017 – GOP Congressman Gets Police Escort After Town Hall Turns Angry Over … who said she was paralyzed from her waist down after a hit-and-run …

Police have to escort California GOP congressman from rowdy town …

http://www.mercurynews.com/…/police-escort-congressman-after-rowdy-california-town-ha…

Feb 4, 2017 – Roseville police escorted Republican congressman Tom McClintock … the rowdy crowd at the packed town hall meeting in Northern California, …

A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting …

politics.blog.ajc.com/…/a-lone-gop-georgia-congressman-holds-a-rocky-town-hall-m…

Feb 21, 2017 – A lone GOP Georgia congressman holds a rocky town hall meeting. 0. Share. Facebook Twitter ….. Threatening to run over protestors. I do not …

More than 200 Republicans in Congress are skipping February town …

https://news.vice.com/…/more-than-200-republicans-in-congress-are-skipping-februar…

Feb 16, 2017 – After outpourings of rage at some early town halls — including crowds at an event near Salt Lake City yelling “Do your job!” at Rep. Jason …

GOP Congressman Overwhelmed by ACA-Supporting Constituents

nymag.com/…/gop-congressman-overwhelmed-by-aca-supporting-constituents.html

Jan 15, 2017 – A Republican congressman from Colorado has gotten a taste of what the … four people, instead of everyone all at once using a townhall-style meeting. … Though Coffman’s run-in with constituents on Saturday was only one …

GOP Congressman is savagely booed at health care town hall | Daily …

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/GOP-Congressman-savagely-booed-health-care-town-hall.html

3 days ago – A woman in the crowd at a town hall meeting held by US Representative from Idaho Raúl Labrador said that passage of the American Health …

Town Hall Project || Find a Town Hall Near you

https://townhallproject.com/

Town Hall Project 2018 is a progressive, volunteer-based initiative working to identify and promote upcoming Congressional forums nationwide.

House Democrat plans to attend town hall for GOP lawmaker | TheHill

thehill.com/…/332415-house-democrat-plans-to-attend-town-hall-instead-of-gop-law…

2 days ago – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) is making good on his offer to attend a town hall meeting in the place of a Republican colleague who won’t …

At Simi Valley town hall, GOP Rep. Steve Knight is questioned by a …

http://www.latimes.com/…/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-at-town-hall-gop-rep-steve-k…

Apr 30, 2017 – Here’s where California’s GOP members of Congress stand on the latest … used to run the state government than any other part of the year.

GOP congressman storms out of interview after town hall questions …

hungarytoday.hu/…/gop-congressman-storms-out-of-interview-after-town-hall-questi…

1 day ago – GOP congressman storms out of interview after town hall questions … CBS NewsLabrador running for Idaho governor after controversial health …

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