Before House Speaker Paul Ryan concluded he didn’t have enough Republican votes and pulled the American Health Care Act from the floor, Congressman Goodlatte spoke in favor of that misbegotten bill.
Note that Goodlatte cited three constituents who he said urged him to support the AHCA and repeal the Affordable Care Act. He did not mention the many other constituents who told him how the ACA had made life-saving insurance possible for them and their families.
We don’t know how many constituents urged him to vote for or against the AHCA because– unlike several other representatives— Goodlatte hasn’t released a tally of the phone calls and emails he received on the matter.
It would be most interesting to know the figures– which I would be willing to bet indicated overwhelming opposition to the AHCA among Sixth District residents who contacted the congressman.
Of course Goodlatte could very easily prove me wrong (or right) by releasing the totals. How about it, Congressman?