Accuracy in Media

This is a follow-up to our previous post on the disruption of town halls across the nation due to left-wing protesters, who aren’t from the area where the town halls are being held, and where the liberal media praised the protesters for standing up to the Republicans and President Donald Trump. The protesters praise themselves on a MoveOn.org website and at the Town Hall Project.

So far, fourteen Republicans have seen their town halls disrupted by left-wing protesters. One Democrat saw his town hall evolve into a shouting match, which he was disappointed by since they were all on the same side, politically. Two Republicans missed town halls and three Republicans canceled theirs in favor of a phone town hall (i.e. conference call town hall).

By our count, here are the states where town halls were held and were disruptive:

  • Utah (Rep. Jason Chaffetz)
  • Georgia (Rep. Buddy Carter)
  • Florida (Rep. Dennis Ross)
  • Kentucky (Sen. Mitch McConnell)
  • California (Rep. Tom McClintock)

LATEST:

  • Iowa (Sen. Chuck Grassley)
  • Virginia (Rep. David Brat)
  • Louisiana (Sen. Bill Cassidy)
  • Missouri (Rep. Emanuel Cleavers, the lone Democratic lawmaker, saw his town hall disrupted)
  • Tennessee (Rep. Marsha Blackburn)
  • Arkansas (Sen. Tom Cotton)
  • New York (Rep. John Faso, Rep. Tom Reed)
  • Michigan (Rep. Justin Amash)
  • Oregon (Rep. Greg Walden)

We found that three politicians decided to hold a virtual (or “tele”/phone) town hall:

  • Texas (Rep. Louis Gohmert)
  • Virginia (Rep. Barbara Comstock)
  • New Jersey (Rep. Tom MacArthur)

Two U.S. senators were not at a town hall, but it is unclear whether the town hall was organized by the senators or by the activists themselves:

  • Pennsylvania (Sen. Pat Toomey)
  • Ohio (Sen. Rob Portman)

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