Congress is out-of-session this week, which means our representatives should be getting out in the community, talking to constituents, and holding public events.
Have you seen my representative, Bob Gibbs?
Nope. Me neither.
As we travel around the district, folks have lots of questions for Gibbs:
- Why did you vote to take health care away from 30,000 Ohioans?
- Why did you support a bill that gave large tax cuts to wealthy corporations instead of working families?
- Our roads and bridges are in disrepair. Where are those infrastructure jobs?
But nobody can ask Bob Gibbs anything.
We haven't seen Bob Gibbs advertise any public events in months. He skips the meet-the-candidates nights we attend. He has not agreed to debate. True to form, he’s just not showing up.
Ken Harbaugh is running for Congress because he believes that our representatives have a responsibility to talk to the folks they represent.
We have this old-fashioned idea that our elected officials should be accountable to the people who elect them.
If Gibbs wants to hide from Ohio voters, that is his business. We just don’t think he should hide in the United States Congress.
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