This story has been widely shared already, so I don’t want to belabor the point. But as far as I’m concerned, the takeaway is this: Our repeated calls to Congressman Mike Bishop (R-MI8) for an in-person town hall are working. He can’t ignore us anymore, and he can’t placate us with a conference call. In fact, on one Indivisible group, it was reported that Bishop told a constituent on an airline flight that he will hold a town hall in April.
However, don’t expect him to turn up at the one Indivisible members are holding in his name, because that one has him hella pissed off.
“What people don’t like is that I won’t participate in the town halls they are calling for. These events are based on fear tactics, to scare people into assuming they will lose their health care. People have got to try and stop stirring the pot of human emotion. The fear of losing healthcare is not something we should threaten people with. Republicans are not going to pull the rug out from under people,” he said. “I see their passion, but let’s have a discussion instead of making this a spectacle.”