HOW TO INTIMIDATE A UNITED STATES SENATOR…

July 26th, 2017

I should have called Senator Robert Jones Portman yesterday, but I didn’t. That’s on me. This morning, however, I did call (and write) the senator’s office and left this message:

Good morning.

My name is Jeff Hess and I live in North Royalton, Ohio.

I’m calling this morning to encourage Senator Rob Portman to not fear the blatant threat President Donald Trump hurled yesterday in Youngstown.

The health, and very lives, of tens-of-thousands of Ohioans are at risk and I need my senator to stand with the people of Ohio and vote no on any plan to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act until such a time as he and Senator Sherrod Brown can present a plan to all Ohioans and say that have done what is right.

If half the Republican Party faithful can speak to Senator Portman at a dinner and tell him that voting to repeal the ACA—without a thoughtful and responsible replacement ready to fill the gap—is a bad idea, what does Senator Portman think the rest of Ohioans are thinking?

Please Mr. Portman. Do what is right and vote no.

Thank you.

You should call too.

One Response to “HOW TO INTIMIDATE A UNITED STATES SENATOR…”

  1. Jeff Hess says:

    Ryan Grim, reporting in How Democratic Senators Plans To Jam Up Repeal With Hundreds Of Amendments for The Intercept, has some observations about how this whole process might proceed.

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