It seems that many House Republicans are finding it difficult to justify their vote on the AHCA. Rep. Thompson has issued a very short press release and a few misleading tweets, but that’s all I’ve seen so far. If any of you learn of upcoming appearances or recent comments by GT about his vote, please let me know. Obviously, this vote has a tremendous impact on his constituents, and we believe they are entitled to hear from their representative about it.
Also, as I’m sure you’re all aware, Rep. Thompson’s office has said he’d be holding a town hall in the Centre Region in the spring. There is a District Work Period (aka a recess, the time when congressmen and women should be meeting with constituents) this week coming up, and then again May 30–June 2 (the week after Memorial Day). If Rep. Thompson will be keeping his promise, it’s likely that the town hall will happen during one of those two weeks. If you hear anything about one being scheduled (or are told that one is *not* being scheduled), please let us know.
MSNBC host Joy Reid said Saturday that her show invited the 217 House Republicans who voted in favor of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare to come on her program, saying none accepted the offer.
“My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today,” Reid said during her show “AM JOY,” ad the names of the GOP lawmakers flashed on the screen.
“I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning, to the one-on-one with me, to explain why they voted for the bill. And not a single one agreed … all those names,” she continued.