Bellevue, April 6 – WSRP Chairman Susan Hutchison issued the following statement today:
“Many in the media have reported on the Republican members of our state’s congressional delegation and their town hall meetings. But viewers, listeners and readers demand more balance and less bias. There must be similar scrutiny of our state’s two Democrat Senators. Neither Maria Cantwell nor Patty Murray has scheduled any town halls.
“Here’s a great topic for feature stories and editorials:
“Will Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell be providing an in-person explanation to their constituents about their attempt to filibuster the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court? Will Murray and Cantwell meet the people face-to-face and take questions from the citizens of (for example) Benton, Cowlitz, Spokane, and Yakima Counties? If not, why not? What are Murray and Cantwell afraid of? What are they hiding? When was the last time they took questions at an open town hall meeting?
“Instead of the usual biased and one-sided reporting, perhaps we will see the same word count, the same number of headlines, and the same critical follow up questions when the Senators give thin excuses.”