Ben Sasse plans town hall Friday morning at Elkhorn South — and the timing attracts criticism on social media

Ben Sasse plans town hall Friday morning at Elkhorn South — and the timing attracts criticism on social media
World-Herald News Service

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., will hold a town hall Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Elkhorn South High School.

Lawmakers across the country, particularly Republicans, have been facing intense crowds at their town halls as President Donald Trump begins implementing his agenda.

Constituents with questions on everything from health care to Trump’s ties to Russia have been packing auditoriums to share a piece of their mind.

Sasse’s choice of timing quickly drew criticism on social media, with questions about hosting a town hall so early on a weekday — and with less than 24 hours’ public notice.

Sasse spokesman James Wegmann noted that the senator has a full schedule Friday that also includes visiting students at Waverly High School, a talk with the Lincoln South Rotary Club and another town hall in Aurora at 3 p.m.

He plans to end the day with a fish fry in Grand Island and the St. Patrick’s Day festival in O’Neill.

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