After months of wondering and wishing Rod Blum finally announced that he is going to hold town hall meetings that will be open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
- May 8th in Cedar Rapids
- May 9th in Cedar Valley
- May 10th in Dubuque
- May 11th in Marshalltown
There is no mention of the events on Rod Blum’s website—surprise, surprise—so take the announcement with a grain of salt. Also, expect last minute changes and strange attendance requirements. At the rate Republican members of Congress are going I am expecting loyalty oaths and polygraph test as a condition of admittance.
My favorite part from a recent Cedar Rapids Gazette article on the town hall announcement was this logic from Rod Blum’s staff:
…staff said it had not received requests for town hall forums until after other events had happened. Staff also said Blum was too busy during a recess in February to host forums and has no forums scheduled for the current two-week break that started this week.
Sure, we all believe that line of bull.