Protesters primed to rally at homes of politicians who ditch Townhalls
New York Rep. Lee Zeldin who cancelled his town hall meeting, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz exited early as the crowd got riled and aggressive and Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman actually snuck out a side door to avoid the masses.
Chaffetz faces chants of “Do your job” for appearing that he has no intentions of investigating Donald Trump’s obvious business conflicts as Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Hillary Clinton’s investigations, over thirty, led to zero charges and the political left see this as hypocritical and concerning.
The opposition to Trump has riled leftists and, as the Daily Kos notes, they will show up at the homes of these members of Congress.
“One opportunity for protesting lawmakers who won’t face their constituents is to simply show up at their houses. Voters have already been doing that to good effect with Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike. Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer have both been greeted by hundreds rallying at their homes. So has GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
The Janesville Gazette reported about 600 protesters gathered Saturday in a city park a few blocks from House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Janesville home. […] Protesters later marched in downtown Janesville and around the block outside Ryan’s congressional offices, temporarily shutting down traffic.
Resistance, revolution and protest are the themes of those who disenfranchised by Trump and his administration.
From the talks of popular vote over the electoral college to Jill Stein recounts to the unhinged objections to Trump cabinet picks, the left is dominating the narrative of the Democratic Party and accountability will be crucial.
Chaffetz says promotion of Ivanka Trump is “wrong, wrong, wrong” but clear violations of the law MUST be investigated. Differences on policy and ideology (repeal of Obamacare, strong border security or curbing the strong arm of public eduction) will play out and the political divide will respond accordingly.