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CNN Interview with Brianna Keilar

Hecklers Disrupt Townhalls

Thanks to Brianna Keilar for having me on to talk about my townhall where a few rowdy hecklers made it hard for rational civil dialogue about the issues. I have many constituents who are sincerely anxious about the future, especially surrounding Obamacare, and my goal was to address some of those concerns — i.e. there will be a stable two-year transition period, and nobody is going to have the rug pulled out from under them. But when the loudest voices calling for an in-person townhall shout down answers, so that others cannot even hear the discussion, it defeats the whole purpose of a townhall. Ironically, the same activist who raised all of the red cue cards for the organized protesters to boo, complained afterwords that my answers were not long enough. Hopefully in the future we can get back to the respectful back and forth dialogue on policy that we’ve had in the past so that we can find areas where we may actually agree.


NEXT EVENT: Breakfast with Brat, and Special Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy

Wednesday, April 5 FROM Breakfast 7:30 AM TO Roundtable Discussion 9:00 AM

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Martin Luther King Day: We share a Tradition that unites us

As a seminary student, I studied and was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s work. Dr. King proclaimed the ethics of freedom; he became a voice for …Read More

Congressman Dave Brat on Free Trade

Steven Brodie Tucker, writing at the The Bull Elephant, covers Dave Brat’s recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner “When Free Trade Isn’t Free”. Excerpt: I support the …Read More

WCVE Profile: Congressman Dave Brat

Dave Brat talks with WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith about a range of topics: his first term taking a combination of ethics and economics to D.C.; how $100 trillion …Read More

Congressman Dave Brat’s Formula for Protecting Gun Rights

Conservative Review published an Op-Ed by Congressman Dave Brat (Virginia, 7th District) articulating five things the next Congress could do to preserve the 2nd Amendment Rights of …Read More

Conservative Congressmen Request a Freeze on Middle East Refugees

Congressman Dave Brat co-authored a letter with Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) urging leadership to include language in any government funding bill that would put a freeze on …Read More

Arboretum at McGuire VA dedicated to ‘fearless’ Phyllis Galanti

On National POW/MIA recognition day. Dave Brat attended the dedication of the Phyllis Galanti Arboretum, named for Galanti’s late wife, at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in …Read More

Brat Chat: "Powhatan Perspectives"

Dave chats with Powhatan HS Coach Jim Woodson

Dave chats with Powhatan HS Coach Jim Woodson in the second of a series of chats with friends and neighbors and constituents on the issues that matter most to our region. Topics in their chat include Social Security, the budget, life on The Hill — and, of course, football.

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Announcing our 3rd Annual Breakfast with Brat & special guest, Trey Gowdy @gowdy4congress April 5th --get your tix:…
@DaveBratVA7th 2 days ago
RT @jfradioshow: U.S. Rep. Dave Brat (R/Va-7) Blasts WAPO Town Hall Coverage As "Fake News" defends his venue: via…
@DaveBratVA7th 4 days ago
On @IngrahamAngle we talked about my townhall last night, and "news" reports with no real reporting going on.
@DaveBratVA7th 5 days ago
Thanks for your letter Ryan, appreciate it
@DaveBratVA7th 5 days ago
Good article about my townhall last night in Blackstone
@DaveBratVA7th 5 days ago
Great to be here, out enjoying the day and talking with people, and meeting new friends…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 week ago
Happy to be back here in Gordonsville on this beautiful day for the annual #Porkapalooza with my good friends at…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 week ago
Mock Congress is a great program that help students experience and understand the legislative…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 week ago
Great morning visiting with students participating in their annual Mock Congress @ Maggie L.…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 week ago
On the drive back home from DC yesterday I stopped in Culpeper to visit with business owners and…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 week ago
Flake, Brat Head to White House to Talk Health Savings Accounts
@DaveBratVA7th 2 weeks ago
Conservatives Coalesce Around New Obamacare Replacement Plan via @MelissaQuinn97 @DailySignal
@DaveBratVA7th 2 weeks ago
RT @freedomcaucus: The Freedom Caucus supports @RandPaul & @RepSanfordSC's patient-centered, market-driven Obamacare replacement legislatio…
@DaveBratVA7th 2 weeks ago
US Economic Freedom Has Hit a Historic Low. What Happened? via @AKFREEDOM @DailySignal
@DaveBratVA7th 2 weeks ago
GOP Congressman Warns Party Losing Urgency via @LifeZette
@DaveBratVA7th 2 weeks ago
RT @SiriusXMPatriot: A winter storm in NYC could not stop @replouiegohmert and @DaveBratVA7th from joining @JGilliam_SEAL in studio for @W
@DaveBratVA7th 3 weeks ago
Very happy to hear great news about our new AG! Congrats to @SenatorSessions, his wife Mary & entire Sessions famil…
@DaveBratVA7th 3 weeks ago
I'm fighting for a repeal and replacement that provides better health care at lower costs, not a small fix to a tot…
@DaveBratVA7th 3 weeks ago
Time to change status quo to help children trapped in poverty, and ensure all children get a quality education.
@DaveBratVA7th 3 weeks ago
EXCLUSIVE: Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Gains Traction With House Conservatives via @dailycaller
@DaveBratVA7th 3 weeks ago
Great to hear that my friend @SenatorSessions has been been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee!
@DaveBratVA7th 4 weeks ago
Our nation's job creators just got a big boost from our president today!
@DaveBratVA7th 4 weeks ago
Obama's State Dept stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011
@DaveBratVA7th 4 weeks ago
Thanks to @jeffkatzshow for having me on to discuss changes in Washington DC including update on #Obamacare repeal
@DaveBratVA7th 4 weeks ago
$15,000 Rotary grant will help @McShinMcShin Foundation battle community addiction
@DaveBratVA7th 1 month ago
With Gloria Pimenta, of the Network Doctor, and Helena Richardson, with HRichNetworks, at the…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 month ago
With McShin Foundation President John Shinholser, being interviewed today by Channel 6 news'…
@DaveBratVA7th 1 month ago
More jobs ahead
@DaveBratVA7th 1 month ago
Nice chat with Fred McCormick, Manager at Arby's in Chesterfield, one of my favorite lunch stops
@DaveBratVA7th 1 month ago
Stopped in at the Innsbrook Rotary breakfast this morning to say hello! @ Innsbrook
@DaveBratVA7th 1 month ago