I just finished watching tonight’s town hall in Washington. Illinois.
Wow! I am not sure what to address first. I suppose I can thank you for showing up, something that my representative Rodney Davis has failed to do. So I’ll give credit where credit is due. It was clear that the crowd came prepared to ask the hard questions and hold your feet to the fire. However, while they were expecting a serious political debate, you came to dance. Not since Fred Astaire have we witnessed such a tap dance extravaganza!
Seriously, you were a disgrace. You didn’t answer a SINGLE question. You repeated key phrases and talking points. You were smug, condescending, and evasive. You quickly learned that the citizens of Illinois-18 were having none of it! You tried to resort to the old slight of hand and fancy talk that you have depended on your entire career. Things are different now. Voters are engaged and informed and we aren’t going to put up with your shit.
There were many educated, prepared people in that auditorium tonight, it’s clear you were not one of them.
To the residents that showed up and asked the hard questions, I am so impressed and inspired by you. You should be very proud of all the work you are doing. I have never been more proud to be a citizen of Illinois. I look forward to working alongside all of you to hold our lawmakers and representatives accountable.