About 6 months ago I began calling 10th District Rep. Patrick McHenry’s office to see when he would be conductng a Town Hall Meeting locally. I was told every time that he has his Town Halls in August.
Well, August is almost here and there should be a schedule soon. That is, of course, unless there is some excuse why he can’t have one. I know none of you believe that will happen.
In 2016 Patrick McHenry conducted 7 Town Hall Meetings that were anounced on August 29. Lincoln County’s was in the City Council Cambers on August 2, giving citizens a couple of days notice.
Here is a McHenry quote from the Shelby Star on July 31, 2016
“Town hall meetings provide me with another valuable opportunity to speak directly with my bosses: the people of the 10th District,” said McHenry via email. “Over the next two weeks I look forward to hearing from them about the concerns they have, whether it’s raising health care costs because of Obamacare or the threats posed by radical Islamic extremism.”
Another McHenry Quote from August 11, 2016 as reported by the Tryon Daily Bulletin.
“An educated populous on the subject matters that come before Congress is the best security to preserve our liberty and best security for better outcomes in our government,” McHenry said. “What town hall meetings do is they remind me that we do have an educated populous that cares enough to come out to make their voices heard.”
From the Gaston Gazette on August 12, 2016
Queenie Trotman asked McHenry why he took campaign contributions from payday lending groups, an industry banned from doing business in North Carolina since 2006.
“I’m worried about somebody who has a car that breaks down, who has a refrigerator break down and they have two kids at home who need to eat, and they need to make it to Friday to get their paycheck,” McHenry said.
On the EPA:
“I think what the EPA is largely doing is destructive to our economy and not a part of its mission,” McHenry said. “They have way overreached their bounds, and that’s why I voted to cut their funding.”
Those are a few things that you might want to ask Rep. McHenry,
along with what the Minority Republican President or the Republican Congress is currently doing to keep Russia from interfering in the 2018 elections.
The Minority Republican President (which simply means he lost the popular vote, i.e. Loser) likely colluded with the Russians and I hope he is held accountable for that very soon. But, the most important thing is what he is doing to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. Inquiring minds want to know.