According to the Town Hall Project, members of Congress have scheduled 130 face-to-face open meetings with their constituents between today and September 24.
Of those, 16 Republicans have scheduled 71 meetings and 29 Democrats have scheduled 57 meetings.
Most remarkably, one Republican congressman, Will Hurd, plans to hold 19 open meetings throughout his district (Texas 23) during that period. That includes scheduled meetings at the Horizon City Dairy Queen, Sul Ross State University in Alpine, and Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ in Del Rio. Anyone who lives in Hurd’s district can simply show up, face the congressman directly, ask questions and express concerns.
During that period, Congressman Goodlatte– who last held a scheduled and open in-person meeting with constituents in 2013– will hold zero such meetings in Virginia’s Sixth District.
What is Goodlatte afraid of that these other 45 members of Congress do not fear?