7th District Democrats buy billboards slamming Walberg
The 7th Congressional District Democratic Party of Michigan paid for a billboard in Monroe County that features the face of U.S. Representative Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, as well as a partial May 4 city hall quote from the member of the Congress at Temperance.
The notice board is located on Telegraph Rd. In Monroe. The words “I can’t stand democracy” are displayed in white next to the smiling image of Walberg, who said the words in response to a question about why, if he supports democracy, his office does not publish notices of its town halls on the official website of the congressman or on social networks.
“I support the republican form of democracy; it’s a republic, it’s a constitutional democracy, so be very careful with your words,” Walberg said. “I don’t support democracy, I support republic… Republican democracy is the best democracy because we have a constitution that explains exactly what the minority and the majority get, and that is equal rights. “
Walberg went on to say that his office followed the advice and guidance of the Capitol Police when deciding where and how to market town halls.
“The Capital Police Sergeant-at-Arms makes it very clear how we’re supposed to do things like this, if we still want to have it,” Walberg said. “Very few members of Congress organize live town hall meetings. I love live town hall meetings.
When contacted for comment on the notice board, Walberg’s communications director Dan Kotman said: “It is no surprise that the Democratic Party continues to operate in bad faith and spread information. erroneous on Congressman Walberg.
“The full context of his response was that our system of government is best described as a constitutional republic,” Kotman said. “Despite these deceptive attacks, Congressman Walberg remains focused on listening to his district, delivering top notch constituent service, and delivering results that have earned him national recognition for his legislative effectiveness.”
In a press release announcing the billboard, the 7th Congressional District Democratic Party said it “is a response not only to Mr. Walberg’s town hall comment,” I do not support democracy, ” but a wake-up call for all (7th district) constituents. “
“Walberg clearly does not support democracy because he does not treat his constituents equally or fairly,” the press release read. “He only invites his supporters to attend his town halls, meetings and coffee hours; his office refuses to inform all voters of upcoming events; if a voter has the chance to find out the time and place of an event, Mr. Walberg refuses to answer their questions or have an open democratic discussion; Walberg does not respond directly to a voter request on specific issues; Walberg tried to reject legitimate American votes, including those in Michigan; he continues to spread the false story of the Big Lie and further divide our country. “
Representatives of the 7th District Democratic Party from Congress could not be reached for further comment before press time.