RECESS RUCKUS: GOPers Pressed For Answers On Obamacare Replacement

A group numbering in the hundreds gathered to protest the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., at the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce luncheon waive at passing cars, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017,... A group numbering in the hundreds gathered to protest the appearance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., at the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce luncheon waive at passing cars, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Jeffersontown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) MORE LESS
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Republicans home in their districts for the week faced more rowdy crowds at town halls on Wednesday night.

In events that drew hundreds of constituents, these GOPers were often pressed about their plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, and some faced shouts and jeers. At a town hall in Louisiana, attendees even turned their backs on Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) as he tried to give a PowerPoint presentation on his replacement plan. The protest forced him to ditch his planned talking points and answer questions instead.

Below is a roundup of Wednesday’s district events:

Thousands Attend Town Hall To Grill, Shout At Tom Cotton: ‘Do Your Job!’ [TPM]

Protesters Greet McConnell Outside Closed-Door Event For 2nd Day In A Row [TPM]

Overflow Crowd Brings Tough Questions, Civil Debate To Emmer Town Hall Meeting [Minnesota Public Radio]

At A Town Hall, Constituents Literally Turn Their Backs On GOP Senator [Huffington Post]

U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas Holds Town Hall In Sapulpa Without Incident [Tulsa World]

Town Hall Anger Hits N.J. As Republican Lance Faces The Public [Politico]

Rep. Scott Taylor Draws Over 900 At Raucous Yorktown Town Hall [Williamsburg Yorktown Daily]

Small Group Of Protesters Gather For Lou Barletta District Event [PennLive]

Packed Town Hall Crowd Greets Rep. Tom McClintock For Nearly 3-Hour Marathon [CBS Sacramento]

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  1. Avatar for win win says:

    White House blames ‘professional protesters’ for rowdy GOP town halls
    Politico
    1 day ago

    Attention protesters. I have been appointed paymaster by the CIA and George Soros for all protests at GOP town halls. Please swing by my place after 5 to pick up your checks.

    We’re hiring! Along with the monthly $2,500 retainer, the company offers a ‘standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year. Full-time operatives are eligible for vision, dental and health insurance. Pick up an application at any US Post Office by approaching a clerk and saying the code phrase: “one hand washes the other.” The employee should respond, “in God we trust.” That way you will know that he or she is one of us.

    Good luck.

  2. GOPers got a free ride when they were unable to repeal the ACA. They could lie and foment confusion just like the hate radio show hosts they want to become when they grow up. Now that they have the ability to repeal the ACA, they are being confronted by the harsh reality such a repeal would have on their constituents. It isn’t pretty.

    They should just do their jobs and improve the current system or replace it with something better if they can figure out a better system.

  3. It seems over-the-top but her rage and frustration are certainly understandable as the woman presents the little girl and screams again and again and again,

    U N I N S U R A B L E!!

    So interested in her loved one’s life, and Nary a care about Paul Ryan’s donors and their theoretical commitment to skinflinting!

  4. They have no interest whatsoever in these ridiculous ideas. The only thing that they want is something much cheaper or preferably free and that they don’t get blamed. But All along you’ve been buying their line of utter bullshit of course.

  5. Do you have a point or are you trying to pick a fight?

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