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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, tonight live fact checked Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called public ‘town hall’ on CNN. Pocan posted fact checks to his Twitter page @RepMarkPocan throughout the event.
“Hopefully the media event that occurred tonight will convince Paul Ryan that talking to his constituents is a good idea,” said Pocan. “In the remaining weeks when Paul is home, he might want to schedule a real town hall or two and explain his health care bill that drops tens of millions of people’s coverage, as well as discuss his tax preferences that would give the top 1% more tax breaks while working Americans continue to struggle. I’d be glad to go with him to a real town hall if that helps give him the courage.”
Speaker Ryan has not held a public, open town hall in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District since October 2015. Pocan and Speaker Ryan both represent the same county in Congress and Pocan has been invited by local organizations within Speaker Ryan’s district to attend town hall meetings in his absence.
The full twitter thread is available here: www.twitter.com/repmarkpocan