It was great to see my good friend, Congressman Steve Scalise, return to the House today. His recovery from the tragic shooting in June is remarkable. We in Congress, now more than ever, need to come together and focus on what unites. We are all here to work on behalf of the American people, regardless of party.–Tom Reed
Tom Reed has announced, via email, three October 14th meetings. These are likely to be raucous and newsworthy. Tom will take care to have many supporter’s attend. How will he handle questions?
- Will he claim to be committed to bipartisan cooperation?
- Will he continue to insist that proposed tax reforms would benefit the middle class?
- What will he say if asked about Alternative Minimum Tax or Estate Tax?
- Will he continue to insist that Obamacare must be repealed?
- How would he explain delays in authorizing funding for community health centers?
- Will he maintain that effective firearm regulations conflict with the Second Amendment?
- What about cheap and easy modifications for rapid firing of guns?
- What will he say about Trump’s unpresidential tweets?
- What will he say about North Korea?
- How would he answer a question about Trump Administration nepotism?
- What will he say if questioned about wasteful administration travel
- What will he say about the ongoing investigation of Trump’s election?
- What will he say about Puerto Rico?
- Will he feign outrage if NRA political contributions are questioned?
- Will he feign outrage if the evident conflict of interest with his “wife’s business” is questioned?
- What will he say if asked to release his tax returns?
Tom will try to deflect these questions, perhaps turning on the questioner or denying the obvious. Tom will likely pose as a moderate, bipartisan, caring person motivated by common sense. He will portray critics as radical, misguided,and rude. He may ask for respect.
Those who attend should bring agree/disagree cards.
From February, 2017: