Saturday, May 6, 2017

After Trumpcare Vote, GOP Lawmakers to Face Angry Voters During 'Payback Recess'

Enraged voters are eager to confront Republican lawmakers who voted Thursday to take away their healthcare, planning a mass show of resistance to Trumpcare at upcoming town hall meetings in home districts during what one group is calling "Payback Recess."
Following Thursday's House passage of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), progressive groups warned representatives: "See you at the ballot box."
Before that, they'll see them at hometown forums, where Republican members of Congress (MoCs) will be held to account for supporting Trumpcare—described by the Indivisible Guide as "a moral monstrosity."
Those of them who are daring to hold town halls in the first place, that is (which, according to the latest tally from the Town Hall Project, is just 10 members).
Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who represents parts of upstate New York and voted in favor of Trumpcare on Thursday, will be one of the first to face the gauntlet; he has three town hall meetings scheduled for Saturday.  Read full post 

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