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Tags: Healthcare Reform | GOP | town halls | AHCA | repeal and replace

USA Today: GOP Members Skip Town Halls Over Healthcare Bill

USA Today: GOP Members Skip Town Halls Over Healthcare Bill
Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Monday, 10 April 2017 05:42 PM

A new analysis shows last month's failed Republican healthcare bill is influencing political town halls nationwide.

USA Today looked at numbers from Town Hall Project and discovered just two of the 14 Republicans on House committees who voted in favor of the American Health Care Act are actually hosting town halls during Congress' current spring break.

Those two lawmakers, Reps. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., and Ryan Costello, R-Pa., supported the AHCA while it was in committee but vowed not to vote for it on the House floor after changes were made to it.

According to USA Today, some lawmakers are holding virtual town halls on Facebook Live instead of face-to-face events with their constituents.

In the nearly three months since President Donald Trump took office, town halls have become hostile environments for some lawmakers who backed the president in last year's election. Newsmax's John Gizzi reported in February a group called "Indivisible" seems to be behind at least some of the chaos that has taken place at Republican town halls.

Last week, Town Hall Project retweeted this message that was posted by progressive group Center for American Progress:

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A new analysis shows last month's failed Republican healthcare bill is influencing political town halls nationwide.
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