Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Republicans for sidestepping town hall meetings following an increased number of pissed off liberal activists who disagree with President Donald Trump’s to do list.
Clinton’s tweet featured a link from an article in the Kansas City Star titled Cowardly members of Congress should show up and face the public at town hall meetings. She captioned the tweet:
‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the…Congress.’
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the…Congress.https://t.co/TEAXDPEPrt
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 22, 2017
After returning home from district work, Republican lawmakers were faced by furious liberal activists displeased by their inability to stand up to Trump’s proposed policies. Democrats have confronted Republicans at town hall meetings over Trump’s immigration ban and their plans to repeal ObamaCare.
Clinton mentioned in a lengthy statement:
‘No one likes to be scolded. No one wants to endure a public takedown. Politicians understandably flinch, knowing that someone could film an embarrassing exchange, itching for video that can go viral online. To be fair, Democrats hedged on town halls five years ago. But members of Congress signed up for this when they ran for office. They were elected to serve. And not just to adoring crowds, kissing cute babies and shaking the hands of veterans for touching photo ops. Representing the people means showing up, even when the exchange may not be among friends.’
Video clips showing lawmakers dodging protestors by hopping into their already started cars and exiting out of the backs of buildings have been shared via social media by liberals distraught over Republicans’ bending to Trump.
Some Republican lawmakers have attended smaller, more private meetings such as roundtable discussions in attempts to avoid larger town hall conferences.
Any member of the United States government who takes part in decision making for the entire country should have to face the music for supporting laws that cause complete and utter chaos. If they can’t handle the opposing opinions of others, they shouldn’t be able to hold a position in lawmaking. We already have a thin-skinned president, we don’t need every government official seemingly forgetting they have a backbone, too.
Featured image via GettyImages/The Washington Post.