“The Women Are In My Grill”

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Rep. David Brat (R-VA): “The women are in my grill no matter where I go.”


“It’s wildly more than when we did the ACA or the Tea Party. It is unprecedented and it is sustained. We’ve had double the e-mails of normal since the election and it’s been pretty sustained. Ever since the new Congress came in and President Trump was sworn in, it spiked even more. You can’t help but pay attention.” — Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)



Around the corner from Schumer’s house, Gothamist rang the bell of a townhouse, curious if the noise was irritating the locals. Peter Gallo, 77, a retired marketing executive originally from Germany, answered the door, his young grandson racing around.
Gallo said the protests were not disturbing him. “It should be louder,” Gallo said. “We should have a demonstration every day.”




Whitehouse used a bullhorn to addressed the angry crowd outside, who wanted to know where he stands on Trump’s remaining nominees. To loud cheers, Whitehouse ticked off those he would not be voting for: “Education, no. State, no. Attorney general, no. EPA director, really big no. Treasury, no. Labor, no.”





At Senator Risch’s office in Boise, a sign reads: “Due to security concerns, all constituents must make an appointment to meet with someone at the office of Senator Risch.” The Senator’s Chief of Staff says the sign went up after 30 to 40 protestors showed up demanding a meeting.
The increased number of calls means that staffers who do not normally answer the phones had to assist in taking messages. At Crapo’s office in Washington, D.C., staff had to pay a phone company to increase digital storage space for voicemails.




On Tuesday, Valenzuela and 15 other San Antonians visited the offices of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Lamar Smith to do just that — and were largely met with a collective shrug from district staff. Cruz’s regional director told them, according to Valenzuela, to “go to Washington” if they wanted to meet with Cruz. Smith’s staff said they couldn’t share when their representative would be back in town. And Cornyn’s office was locked during its open hours (the group left a post-it note on his door).


“There’s no law that says [representatives] have to account for how they’re taking in constituent concerns. It’s just how you want to handle it — and whether you want to be re-elected or not.”



Let’s double down.

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