--- Recent weeks have seen a flood of media reports on Republicans facing
angry constituents at town-hall meetings, so it’s nice to see the
Associated Press point out that many Democrats have been dodging town
Specifically, AP’s Steve Peoples notes that Senate Democrats up for
re-election in states that President Trump carried on Election Day just
don’t want to show up.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), for one, sent a staff member rather
than attend a Kansas City town hall last weekend. She will chat with
voters this week via Facebook Live — a much more controlled environment,
where angry mass shouting isn’t an option.
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Joe Manchin ( .) have also dodged town-hall gatherings, the AP reports — opting instead for teleconferences, e-mail surveys and speeches.
All this, when Republicans — including Senate Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell (R-Ky.) — have taken the heat, allowing left-leaning
constituents to rage in their faces over plans to repeal ObamaCare,
Trump’s immigration orders and so on.