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Clinton to GOP: 'Can't Stand Heat, Get Out of Congress'

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 05:04 PM

Hillary Clinton ripped Republicans for not facing angry constituents at town halls in their local districts while on recess from Washington this week.

The former Democratic presidential candidate tweeted Wednesday:

The post included a link to an editorial by The Kansas City Star attacking many Congress members for not holding the meetings.

"Voters are clamoring to meet members of Congress face-to-face at town halls, with few takers," the editorial says, noting a Salon.com report only 19 members were having the sessions.

"Most," the editorial said, are "ducking their critics for more favorable crowds at smaller, more exclusive events" — noting Sen. Pat Roberts would be speaking Wednesday at the Wichita Country Club.

Instead, voters are turning to congressional Facebook pages to vent their anger, but "it's more likely that they’ll reach the eyeball of a staffer who may or may not convey the message."

"No one likes to be scolded," the editorial reads. "No one wants to endure a public takedown. "But members of Congress signed up for this when they ran for office.

"They were elected to serve," the Star wrote. "And not just to adoring crowds, kissing cute babies and shaking the hands of veterans for touching photo ops.

"Representing the people means showing up, even when the exchange may not be among friends."

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