We are hearing from community members who are outraged at Ryan's "Coupon Care" proposal. But most of Virginia's leaders in Congress who voted for the proposal, have opted to lay low, rather than face the ramifications of a controversial vote. When the health care debate was ongoing in 2009 and 2010, town halls reached a fever pitch and elected officials like former-Congressman Tom Perriello openly discussed a vote that angered many of their constituents. They, um, seemed to consider it part of their job. How odd in a Democracy.
But here in Virginia? Silence, as Republican Congresscritters hide from their constituents. Robert Hurt? No town halls (or other events) scheduled. Scott Rigell? Nothing this month. Morgan Griffith? Nada. Frank Wolf? No sign of anything. Eric Cantor? Zip. Randy Forbes? Doesn't look like it. Rob Wittman? Nope. Getting the picture here?
One exception: Bob Goodlatte, who has several town halls on his website.