The Bold & Courageous: Paul Ryan’s velvet rope town halls


Imagine if you had to pay 15 dollars to hear your congressman speak. (sorry, 15 bones includes a hot lunch!)

Somehow a ticket holder is arrested for “trespassing” :

Sgt. David Patrick of the Greenfield, Wis., police department told POLITICO the three people arrested were issued municipal citations. Two of the three were cited for trespassing and fined $429. The third was cited for trespassing and resisting arrest and fined $681, Patrick said.

Ryan told local NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV that “protests are a thing that are going to be here to stay, I think.”

Along with Ryan, Reps. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) appeared before paying crowds during the recess but did not hold free town hall events.

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