Paul Ryan Held A Closed-Door Town Hall To Avoid Questions On Parkland Students


It’s no surprise that the growing outcry for commons sense gun law reform following an unprecedented number of mass shootings in the United States has met resistance from the NRA-funded GOP. Some on the right have even bashed the teenage survivors of a shooting that left 17 dead and 14 injured in Parkland, Florida on social media and in interviews.

Sen. Paul Ryan (R-WI) held a town hall in Ft. Worth, Texas to an audience of around 200 people. One guest on MSNBC pointed out that Ryan’s town hall was far away from the state he represents, where it has been 915 days since Ryan met with his own constituents.

Scot Ross, executive director of the activist organization One Wisconsin Now, also called out the town hall to MSNBC’s Joy Reid for the focus of his discussion with Texas supporters, which was centered around the tax cuts he helped Donald Trump impose, which benefit the wealthiest citizens over everyone else in this country. Ross tied the failure of Ryan to speak to his own constituents to his desire to avoid questions about gun reform policy in the wake of the Parkland shooting.

‘The reason he’s not holding these is because the environment is hostile for Republicans currently, and  politically. Republicans like Ryan think they is bury their head in the sand and wait for it to ride out…The progressives are going to go out and vote and stick it to the bullies at the NRA, while Paul Ryan is the top dog,  played dead and rolled over for the NRA.’

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See Reid’s Saturday interview with Ross below:

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H/T: Raw Story