This is why I hate town hall meetings; when asked a question, answer the damn question. Just don’t thank the constituent and move along. Hell, if she’s misinformed, give her something – PB/TK
Constituent tells McConnell: ‘I’ll sit down and shut up like Elizabeth Warren’ if you answer vets, coal miners – By 2/21/17
While protesters demonstrated outside, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted by some tough questions inside a town hall event outside of Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday. One particular constituent shared her concerns about issues pertaining to veterans and coal miners and left the lawmaker largely speechless.
A woman who said she was hard of hearing stood up and in a raised voice began to talk about the demise of coal jobs, which she admitted is partly due to mechanization and competition from natural gas.
Though she professed to “love” McConnell and thanked him for his decades of public service, she said, “you have to acknowledge, we’ve got too damn many people on food stamps in Kentucky.”
“Last I heard, we’re the leader, and that is not where we want to be the leader,” she added. It’s unclear what data she was referring too. A report from last year didn’t put Kentucky in the list of the top seven (which included the District of Columbia) states with the highest number of people on food stamps, using 2015 data. She may have been referring to nearby Beattyville, Ky., where 57 percent of households get food stamps, according to a CNN report earlier this month.
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