Republican Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) was supposed to hold a town hall meeting with constituents back in Huntsville, Alabama, this week, but he had a sudden change of heart after the event “sold out.” From the blog Left in Alabama (which you should be reading if you are interested in Alabama politics):
Dear Mo Brooks: we in AL-05 smell chicken. Many AL-05 residents were excited by the opportunity to see AL-05 Congressman Mo Brooks in his native habitat: a Tea Party meeting held in a Baptist Church. But alas, it was not to be. Rep. Brooks & the Huntsville, AL Tea Party group abruptly canceled Thursday’s event – after the Eventbrite ticket sign-up for free tickets sold out.
Brooks’ office explained that it was never a “public town hall,” but a “private” address to the Huntsville Tea Party.
Apparently, someone forgot to tell the TEA Party, because their Facebook page advertised the event as a “town hall” that was “free and public welcome.”
The announcement disappeared from the group’s Facebook page late yesterday morning and the group’s Web site several hours later. Many people, however, had already printed their tickets.
Apparently Republicans can only meet with small subsets of constituents who fully agree with their agenda and buy their snake oil by the gallon.
The Huntsville Tea Party and Congressman Brooks offered different versions for the sudden cancellation, finally settling on “we won’t meet until Trump’s cabinet is confirmed.” What in the hell that has to do with the price of tea in China remains to be seen. Either way, when it does get rescheduled, you better believe his constituents are going to show. Will Mo Brooks?