Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just took to Twitter to blast cowardly Republicans who refuse to face their constituents during town hall meetings.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the…Congress.https://t.co/TEAXDPEPrt
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 22, 2017
Republicans have been besieged by angry voters expressing their fury at the efforts of their elected representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act and deprive them of their health insurance.
In response, many Republicans are canceling their town halls, refusing to show up, or holding them in remote locations in hope of escaping responsibility.
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
The most popular sign at the Dave Brat town hall. pic.twitter.com/PcIdm0M5Pk
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 21, 2017
Constituents have taken to creating cardboard cutouts of their representatives in protest and holding the town halls anyway.
Secretary Clinton is absolutely right. Republicans should be resigning in shame if they can’t even fulfill the basic requirements of their job. If they continue to sell their votes to their corporate masters instead of listening to their constituents, they must face a reckoning at the ballot box come November 2018.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.