WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, will hold a telephone town hall meeting to discuss issues important to senior citizens between 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 20.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the call can by dialing (877) 229-8493, then enter the code 19175.
This is the third telephone town hall meeting Rep. Barletta will have held since he took office in January 2011.
I'm not sure when Barletta had an actual in person town hall meeting which is rich because he blasted Paul Kanjorski in 2010 for not having them. Kanjo famously explained
“We will do everything we can to meet with people, but I’m not going to set myself up for, you know, nuts to hit me with a camera.”
This is billed as a seniors issues event but I will bet that the President's recent decision to stop deporting people that were brought to the US as children might come up. Maybe a few people will call in objecting to having their grandchildren forceably removed from the only country they have ever known.
I'll give some props to Barletta for sticking to his guns on his signature issue.
The rest of the Republican Party is not sure how to react
Romney won’t say whether he would undo Obama’s decision to end deportations of DREAM-eligible immigrants. Romney and his campaign passed up numerous opportunities over the weekend to say whether he agreed with the substance of the Obama administration’s order to stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants and whether a President Romney would rescind the order, saying only, “We’ll look at that — we’ll look at that setting as we– as we reach that.”
McConnell said he would wait — until presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had taken a position first.
“I think we’re going to wait and see what governor Romney has to say, and we’re going to be discussing his views on this,” McConnell told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. “I think many of us may have similar views. Others may not.”
McConnell said he was deferring to Romney because the former Massachusetts governor is “the leader of our party from now until November — and, we hope, beyond.”
But McConnell’s reticence also reflects broader confusion and division within the GOP over how to react to Obama’s move