Shirking Accountability: Isakson, Perdue and Hice Duck Their Own Town Hall Meeting

February 10, 2017



Shirking Accountability: Isakson, Perdue and Hice Duck Their Own Town Hall Meeting



Atlanta, GA – This morning, the offices of Senator Johnny Isakson, Senator David Perdue, and Rep. Jody Hice hosted a “town hall” meeting in Greensboro.


Only one problem: All three Republicans were no-shows and instead chose to pawn off their responsibilities to congressional aides.


From the AJC:

The protests that have rocked Republican town hall meetings across the nation have arrived in Georgia.

Dozens of protesters packed a meeting on Friday in Greensboro hosted by aides to U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson and Rep. Jody Hice. The trio of Republicans, though, was not there.

The meeting – which a Hice spokesman characterized as a routine “constituent service day” featuring private sessions with local residents – is one of the first Republican congressional events in Georgia since Donald Trump’s inauguration.


“Rather than face the music for their rubber stamp roles for Donald Trump, these men have shirked their duties as elected representatives and done disservice to their constituents. Perish the thought that they endure the ‘pain’ of actually talking to voters—or to borrow Isakson’s own words, the ‘unwashed back home.’


“For all their talk of being outsiders, this hiding game is the epitome of the out-of-touch DC insider mindset. Access and answers are owed to all Georgians—not just the GOP’s well-heeled campaign contributors.” – Michael Smith, Communications Director




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