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A Republican Senator has had enough of his constituents asking him to have a town hall meeting to meet with them. Ron Johnson, Republican US Senator from Wisconsin, has been missing in action in his home state. The citizens have been pestering him to come and talk to them. They have gone to creative lengths to try to get Johnson to interact with Wisconsin voters. The Daily Cardinal reported on February 22nd, “Roughly 500 constituents gathered at what was termed an “empty chair town hall” for Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., at the First Congregational Church in Madison Wednesday night.” Activists have flooded their representatives’ offices across the country with unprecedented volume of calls on a range of issues. Activists have also jammed town halls since the election, especially for Republican representatives, and reacted strongly to Republican threats to gut the Affordable Care Act, Social Security and Medicare. So Johnson is far from alone in having a set of constituents who are enthusiastic about exercising their right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, as enshrined in the First Amendment.
But on Wednesday, he likely became the first Republican representative to begin threatening his constituents for their attempts to petition his office. Citizen Action of Wisconsin posted a letter allegedly postmarked to a Wisconsin citizen whose name is blacked out in the image. The letter reads:
Dear ___________ This Cease and Desist letter is to inform you that any further communication from you to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s office can only be done in writing. This means that you are not to call or visit any of Senator Johnson’s staff or any of his offices at any time. Our office has done all that we can to assist you with your concerns. This letter acts as written notice of our expectation for you to discontinue your unwarranted telephone calls and office visits. If you fail to comply with this notice, then we will have no other alternative but to contact the United States Capitol Police and report your noncompliance. Sincerely, Ron Johnson’s staff U. S. Senate
Why would he meet with 500 fake supporter activists when he represents the vast majority of voters who voted for him?
originally posted by: buster2010
Can you show in his job description where it says he only has to meet with people that are ready to kiss his butt?
The way I see it if any politician refuses to meet with their public after formal requests have been made then they should lose that job.
This is how I look at it, it's impossible to prove they are Obama organized people, which we know for a fact exist, but has it been proven that they are indeed constituents? And even if they are, it doesn't mean they still can't be organized.
Good admits he's persistent; so persistent, on one occasion he called Senator Johnson's office 83 times until someone picked up. "The day before was 40 to get through. The day before that was 8. The day before that was 29, so they’re very aware of who I am by my cell phone number,” says Good.
“I have been aggressive, but the reason I call multiple times is the issue of the day and also because I am a concerned citizen. And I will keep calling, and the reason I continue to dial is until I talk to someone in the office," says Good.
Good says he's been to Johnson's Milwaukee office on two occasions. He calls the local office "accommodating," but takes issue with the response in D.C.
A spokesperson for Senator Johnson responded, saying, "Constituents are always welcome and encouraged to contact our office with their concerns, regardless of political viewpoint. Unfortunately, very infrequently a pattern of inappropriate behavior emerges that crosses the bounds of decency and requires action to ensure the well being of visitors to the office and staff."
originally posted by: Spider879
a reply to: darkbake
Like I said earlier this is not confined to Reps, establishment Dems are feeling much heat as they are begging Burnie to tell their! constituents not protest them but instead to focus on Trump's admin, they still don't get it, Libs love ourselves some Burnie but we do not lock step behind anyone even Burnie, I hope this new found participation continues.