U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey announced today that he’s hosting yet another “tele-town hall,” meaning no face-to-face meeting yet for the thousands who’ve besieged his statewide offices in protest for months.
On Thursday evening at 5 p.m., Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania, will take questions via phone, Facebook and an online feed, his office announced today. That gives constituents 24 hours notice — at least that’s a little bit more than the one-hour notice they got in February the last time Toomey held a town hall. Some 15,000 people listened in to that 40-minute call in which Toomey took 11 questions.
The Republican senator who won re-election in November has faced unprecedented opposition since President Donald Trump’s inauguration and is among the most protested lawmakers in America. A developed group called “Tuesdays With Toomey” protests outside his Pennsylvania offices every week and has, for months, demanded the senator hold an open town hall meeting.
Toomey has not hosted an in-person town hall since August 2015 and has never hosted an in-person town hall within the city of Philadelphia.
You can check Toomey’s Facebook page for additional information on Thursday’s call.