This morning we were reminded that we hadn’t mentioned the town hall meeting scheduled for Sunday at Har-Ber High School in Springdale with Senator John McCain, Rep John Boozman, and Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming. The focus of the meeting on Sunday would have been about healthcare.
We called Boozman’s Lowell office this afternoon for details, and a spokesman said that he was 90% sure the Sunday event in Springdale would be cancelled.
Philip B. Moore, Policy and Projects Director for Boozman’s Lowell office then confirmed the cancellation in an email.
Senators McCain and Barrasso have cancelled their trip to Arkansas due to the likelihood that the Senate will hold a vote this weekend. The Senators expressed their regret and said the only thing that could force a cancellation like this is the Senate Calendar, which is far beyond their individual control. We are really shocked, and weekend votes are rare for the Senate, but the Majority Leader (Senator Reid) has begun indicating to colleagues that it will be a good idea for them to keep their schedules free this weekend due to the likelihood of votes.
Moore said that at this time, there are no plans to reschedule the Springdale appearance.