Critics of the president’s policies have turned to other forums to vent at the legislators, flooding their phone lines with a barrage of calls, channeling an avalanche of emails their way and holding protests and vigils outside their office.
And on Tuesday, about 100 demonstrators gathered outside of Sen. David Perdue’s downtown Atlanta office to hold a mock town hall event, directing questions to empty folding chairs representing Perdue and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.
“Will you make a commitment to all of us to take on the pharmaceutical industry?” Demi Doyle of Atlanta asked, motioning to the silence chair.
Minutes later, Brooke Hopkins took her place:
“What is wrong with our current refugee vetting process?” she said to quiet. “Because as far as I can tell, it’s working.”