Running scared? Dem lawmaker cancels town hall due to security concerns

April 1, 2010 03:15

Having done the dirty work for Obama, sacrificial Dems are afraid to face the music. (or maybe the tar and feathers)

By Jordan Fabian at The Hill

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) canceled a town hall on the new healthcare law Tuesday because of concerns about the security of the event.

The congressman’s office cited safety issues at the facility where the meeting was to take place and threats to his office, according to a report by News21.

“We just thought it best to cancel it for safety concerns. This was not meant to be a place where we’re going to talk partisan politics,” Pat Lowry, a member of Ryan’s staff, told News21. “Don’t get me wrong, Congressman Ryan will debate anyone, anytime.”

The cancelation comes a week after many lawmakers received threats because of their votes on the healthcare measure.

Democrats and Republicans spent the end of last week sparring over which party bore the blame for the attacks.


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