Bishop ignores worried constituents at his 6 town halls, calls them a “pain in the butt”

A series of town halls intended to shore up flagging support for the embattled Public Lands Initiative backfired on Congressmen Rob Bishop as constituents continued to press him over the ill-fated and divisive bill.

Even as his constituents brought up serious concerns, Bishop simply wouldn’t listen to the opposing views. During the six town halls Bishop alternated between ignoring opponents to his bill, arguing with them and misstating the facts.

Bishop somewhat naively continued to seek support for the PLI his event, held across his district earlier this month. Instead he found constituents who continued to point out the obvious flaws in an increasingly unpopular measure.

The stretch was clearly tough on the dejected congressman. Amidst the meetings, he told a reporter that Utah residents skeptical of his PLI scheme are to blame for its woes, calling those constituents a “pain in the butt.”

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