This week I went on a trip with my friends and family to Washington D.C to ask my representatives, and other members of congress, to please defund Obamacare.
Over the course of the next week or so I plan to write a post about each meeting. I'd like to start with our meeting with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC 5th District) and her LA.
We went into this meeting knowing that Virginia Foxx has not been supportive of defunding Obamacare, so I expected her to be negative, but I really wasn't prepared for what she had to say.
Almost immediately her LA (a girl not much older than myself) began complaining to us about all of the phone calls they've received from all of "those tea party people". They said that people were calling them and asking them to explain why it couldn't be defunded! She grumbled about how explaining it to people would take 15 minutes.
At this point I was getting pretty ticked off, because seriously?! IT'S THEIR JOB to explain things to their constituents. How dare they complain about it to other constituents? I was appalled at the rude behavior that the Congresswoman and her Aide were displaying.
No matter how many questions we asked her, she changed the subject or looked towards her LA for the answer. It was disheartening, and I was still a little mad about the earlier comments when Mrs. Foxx said something that I absolutely couldn't believe.
One of my friends mentioned that we met with Senator Ted Cruz earlier in the day, and Mrs. Foxx all but rolled her eyes, and then said: "Senator Cruz has brainwashed people." I was shocked. Absolutely shocked. When one republican representative openly tears down another republican representative in front of her constituents, it leaves you a little flabbergasted. She went on to say that Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are just deflecting attention from the Senate because she says they can't deliver.
I was shocked, and I was also very upset to see this kind of division in the party.
And above all, I was very disappointed in Congresswoman Virigina Foxx.