Rep. Pete Sessions Got Grilled at Town Hall, But at Least He Showed Up

Democracy is messy. Our elected representatives should know that when they sign on for the job. And when their constituents tell them that they disagree with a position in, um, colorful language, well, that comes with the turf.U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, encountered this reality when his town hall in Richardson on Saturday turned aggressive. Angry constituents booed his opening remarks about the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Sessions, in a fit of pique, shouted back, "You don't know how to listen!" Not exactly the classiest response from a congressman. And that's a critique that could fairly be made on both sides of the microphone Saturday.But give Sessions credit for doing what so many of his House colleagues refused to do. He showed up to communicate face-to-face with constituents — and take the grief that comes with a town hall.   Continue reading...

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