With Congress in recess this week, people across the country expect to see their representatives in their home district.
Many Town Hall meetings with GOP representatives have gotten heated as people express concern over proposed policies. Representative Dave Trott's constituents fear their voices aren't being heard because they say he is nowhere to be found.
At a town hall meeting in Novi Thursday night, around 100 people showed up. Trott did not.
He is reportedly out of the country. Demonstrators brought a live chicken to the podium. A not so subtle way of communicating their belief that Trott is being "chicken" for not being available to speak with his constituents.
According to his Facebook page, Trott was hosting a Town Hall meeting by phone earlier in February, but based on the many comments, it appears that phone call may not have happened.
On Friday morning, Trott's office released the following statement:
“Rep. Trott always welcomes and wants input from all those he represents. Since being elected, Rep. Trott has attended over 1,000 public events, including 40 public forums, town halls, and coffee talks. Rep. Trott’s office has resolved almost 1,000 constituent casework issues, held over 200 mobile office hours across the district, and in the last few weeks, Rep. Trott has sent over 6,500 written responses to constituents’ regarding their questions and concerns. Members of the Michigan People’s Campaign have met numerous times with the Congressman’s staff, and their concerns were brought directly to Rep. Trott while he was in Washington voting on legislation.”
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