Rep. Ben McAdams rallies with constituents in his first District 4 town hall meeting

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  • ~ Angel ~ McKinney, TX
    Jan. 23, 2019 1:00 p.m.

    "We Build the Wall" has raised $20,605,989 (so far) from 348,425 people.

    Let Ben McAdams do something real - donate to the wall.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 1:51 p.m.

    Yeah, it looks like he's voting with the Democrat block to promote what is calling bipartisanship.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 1:37 p.m.

    McAdams is voting the party line... he can talk a good game but he will never walk the walk

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 12:20 p.m.

    @TUN_Heathen

    There is no doubt both parties are responsible for this mess. McConnell has said he would bring up anything the House sends over that Trump would sign. They don't have the votes to override a veto. There is no point in bringing something to the floor for a vote that is guaranteed to be defeated on a partisan vote. Pelosi won't do that either. The only way this gets done is for Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship and their irrational animosity for Trump and pass something he will sign or that will have enough support to override a veto.

    Republicans are trying to make that happen but Pelosi has a stranglehold on her Democrats, so they're not even talking. If they were talking and still getting nothing done, we could blame both sides equally, but with Pelosi and Schumer refusing to engage in negotiations of any sort, it is more than reasonable to lay the majority of the blame for this impasse at their feet and upon all Democrats in Congress who refuse to stand up to them.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 9:56 a.m.

    Good for him for holding a meeting especially when the gov't is partially shutdown and people are angry about it. Hopefully, he and our other reps will focus on reaching across the aisle to end the stalemate.

  • TUN_Heathen PINCKNEY, MI
    Jan. 20, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    @tsobserver

    "While Republicans suggest alternatives and compromise"...

    The Democrats in the House have sent multiple bills to the Senate. The Republicans in the Senate have refused to even bring them to vote.

    Where are the Republican alternatives?

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 7:38 a.m.

    We see Romney openly criticizing Trump and being excoriated by Republicans for doing so. We see McAdams claiming to reach across the isle and wanting to negotiate but he, like every other Democrat, remains supportive of the intransigence of Speaker Pelisi, unwilling to speak out against her rigid stance. I think we can easily see that partisanship is alive and well at McAdams's office.

    When one side is offering solutions and compromise and the other is secretly attempting to disappear on junkets at military expense to avoid even having a discussion, I think we can see that callous partisanship trumps any form of dissent among Democrat ranks. While Republicans suggest alternatives and compromise, Nancy and her followers ignore the plight of 800,000 unpaid workers in order to defy a commander in chief they hate and desperately wish to defeat in all things no matter the cost.

    McAdams is just a small dog in the Pelosi machine of mendacity for Trump. None of them really care or they would rise up against their leaders, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and fix this. But they won't.

  • wazzup Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 6:14 a.m.

    Please show me where the president has said we need a wall the entire length of the border. In fact he has said just the opposite. There are natural borders. So the FBI agent says walls work but not long walls? smh

  • Grammy3 Riverton, UT
    Jan. 20, 2019 2:12 a.m.

    Please Mr McAdams vote to pass what President Trump proposed today so that we can have security at the Borders. My husband and I use to live near San Diego and to this day I still remember how I would hate to drive on the Freeways at night because those who were coming in illegally would cross the freeways in the dark. I was always so afraid that we were going to hit someone. Also my first husbands family came over here from Mexico when he was four years old. But they did it the right way. I have nothing against those who want to come to the United States to better their lives. My Grandfather was from Denmark and came over here in 1915 and this last fall I went to NYC and when I was on our Cruise ship I will always remember the feeling that I had thinking about my sweet Grandpa as a young adult coming over here from Denmark and going to Ellis Island and then worked to become a citizen of this great Country of ours. So Please allow this proposal of our President. Whether or not you do not agree on certain things that the President wants to do please remember that you were elected by the people not by Nancy Pelosi

  • Habisha South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 11:06 p.m.

    Take courage Ben. We need you right now! President Trump's proposal is reasonable and more than fair.

    Show us what you can do to lead reasonable members of your party to make good things happen.

    This is no time for Trump haters to rule the day! Take the deal!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 10:01 p.m.

    Good on McAdams for holding a town hall and his wilingness to work across the aisle.

    As long as that means true compromise, and not a willingness to only extending a hand to accept a total surrender from Republicans that is good.

    As far as those people criticizing Mia Love for not holding town halls, remember that there was an epidemic of Republican town hall meeting being targeted by unruly agitators trying to totally disrupt meetings by Republicans. Only Republicans were targeted, so while McAdams has little to fear at such meetings, Mia Love was facing a very real threat. Glad everyone at this one was well behaved.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 19, 2019 9:33 p.m.

    If you truly believe in bi-partisan politics, support President Trump's negotiation and vote for this proposal for enhanced border security with the DACA provisions. Be willing to bend and do the right thing for the American people. We need more security on the Southern border.

    Most would not let strangers boldly enter their homes without permission. The United States needs to vet these immigrants and send back those who would do us harm and welcome those who wish to assimilate and be law-abiding and hard-working American citizens!

    God bless and protect the United States of America!