Republican Outrages

Hoyer: Republicans Are Fully Responsible for What Happens to Our Health Care System

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February 16, 2017

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Hoyer Discusses the Trump Administration's Connection to Russia on "Anderson Cooper 360"

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February 14, 2017

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Suggested Questions for GOP Leadership

We here in the Democratic Whip Press Shop thought we’d pass along a few questions you may want to ask Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy at today’s press conference:

GOP QOTD: “If I could give you an answer today, I would, but I can’t”

Today’s Republican quote of the day comes from Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). When asked what would happen to a constituent if the GOP moves ahead with their efforts to Make America Sick Again, he confirmed that Republicans still don’t have a real plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. From the New York Times:

Another Day, Another Ignored Constitutent

Over the weekend, House Republicans continued to avoid their constituents who oppose GOP efforts to repeal the ACA without having a real plan to replace it.

Roll Call reports Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) refuses to hold a town hall meeting to hear from constituents:

“Despite his colleagues’ continued attempts, New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins has no intention of holding a town hall meeting.”

Americans Speak Out Against GOP Efforts to Weaken National Security, Make America Sick Again

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February 10, 2017

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Hoyer Statement on Michael Flynn's Reported Conversations with Russia on Sanctions

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February 10, 2017

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A Chorus of Boos

Things aren't going so well for Republicans back in their districts. Last night, Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Justin Amash (R-MI), and Diane Black (R-TN) arrived at town halls with hundreds of voters demanding answers on President Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban, GOP efforts to #MakeAmericaSickAgain, and more.

Politico reports on the vocal opposition Chaffetz faced:

By Appointment Only?

Republicans are doing everything they can to duck constituents on their plan to Make America Sick Again. The latest examples? Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is now requiring constituents to make appointments to visit his office. Just two days earlier, Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) turned down town hall invitations from voters.  Members have a responsibility to hear out their constituents - even the ones they disagree with.

Can't take the heat?

Afraid of the number of people who will show up, voicing their support of the Affordable Care Act? Just plug your ears. This is the newest play from the Republican handbook in their effort to Make America Sick Again. From Roll Call

“Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., turned down a request for a town hall meeting because he didn’t want to give publicity to ‘extremists, kooks and radicals.’"