Clinton makes Town Halls mandatory for members of Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An executive order signed by President Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday afternoon requires all members of Congress to hold at least one town hall with constituents per visit home. While Democratic leaders are eager to attend, saying they can't wait for their home districts to "applaud Obamacare," their Republican counterparts are furious at what they refer to as “mandated transparency.”
The order comes as a response to the millions of Americans in districts across the country organizing in support of the Affordable Care Act. This swell of grassroots support for Obamacare may be related to a high profile leak from within the Republican caucus revealing the GOP leadership "lacks any substantive replacement options," according to a post-it note written by Senator John McCain.
Minority Leader Paul Ryan disputes these claims wholeheartedly, arguing in a Fox News interview, “Republicans have so many ideas to fix this broken system. For example…well, your viewers probably don’t want to be bored by the details. But everyone will be covered under a replacement plan, at a lot less cost.”
The wave of bipartisan agreement on universal health care spells continued disaster for the future of the Republican Party. Pundits speculate that the midterms of 2018 could see the rise of a third party that will dispatch the Trump-weighted GOP once and for all.