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  • Townhall Downfall: Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va)

    Congressman Jim Moran recently demanded to see identification from a constituent at a townhall meeting. Presumably, Moran thought he had caught an astroturf protester from out-of-district.

    No such luck. Watch:

    At The Corner, Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky adds:

    Earlier this week, Rep. Jim Moran (D., Va.) berated attendees at his town-hall meeting for not being residents of his district, going so far as to demand a driver’s license from one of his questioners to prove his residence. Too bad Moran isn’t equally committed to verifying the identity of people who would receive benefits under the health-care reform legislation he is supporting. While there is language in the House bill requiring that their incomes be verified, there is no requirement that their identity or citizenship be confirmed before they receive taxpayer-subsidized health benefits. I guess it is just too much to ask that the federal government check citizenship status (as private employers are required to do before hiring an employee).

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    5 Responses to Townhall Downfall: Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va)

    1. Bill, Malta, Oh says:

      Instead of listening to their constituents, politicians are denigrating them. As an example, my representative, Zack Space from the Ohio 18th District, will not publish a town hall meeting schedule. Instead, he holds them for selected "invited" guests. He is instead, visiting the troops in the Middle East. Under normal circumstances, I would roundly applause this undertaking. However, it seems to me that he's using his trip as an excuse to NOT face the full spectrum of his constituents. He wants to hear only those who agree with him, yet he and others like him, were elected to represent ALL of his constituents. He is up for re-election in 2010, and I for one will adopt the attitude of "Sack Zack – Replace Space!" I'm hoping those of us who have been clearly disenfranchised by Zack Space, and others like him, will see to it that he no longer retains the honor of representing us.

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    4. Bobbie Jay says:

      This is a bill that effects us all. How insulting to ask for identification in the first place.

      Since this bill is for all Americans, congresspeople should have the dignity to acknowledge and answer ALL WITH QUESTIONS without questioning residency! What an ugly embarrassment of government run pathetic weakness.

      I agree Bill, congress is simply denigrating all that pose the truth. As congress is brain dead to the truth, unwilling to widen their brains to accept.

    5. Ali, Michigan says:

      Is this the same man who supports amnesty for illegal aliens? What a hypocrite! It's OK by him to break into a country, violate several of its laws, including committing identity theft and fraud, but he asks a constituent for identification?!!

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