House Republicans are hiding from their constituents over TrumpCare

POLITICO cited a crowd-sourced database called TownHallProject to report that “only 14 of the 217 House Republicans who voted for the TrumpCare bill – less than 7 percent — are listed as holding town halls with their constituents.” Presumably they mean upon returning home after last week’s vote.

The Congressional Budget Office analyzed a previous version of the House bill and found 24 million Americans could lose their coverage; the current bill is probably worse, so who could blame them for avoiding their constituents?

It is true that Budget Director Mulvaney and Health and Human Secretary Price have been on the political show circuit, but they’re not running for anything. Certainly clips of them lying about what TrumpCare does and doesn’t do will appear in local campaign ads across the country at some point in the future. But Republican candidates in congressional and Senate races in 2018 would surely rather they or almost anyone else lead the charge.

Can’t hide forever.

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