Empathy-Deficient Rep. Pete Sessions Finally Explodes at Constituents: “You Don’t Know How to Listen”
Republican Representative Pete Sessions has long been low in empathy. He wants to end abortion and even some forms of contraception, yet won’t allow federal employees a mere four weeks to spend with their newborn babies. Despite a history of slavery, he voted just last year to maintain displays of large Confederate flags. And despite near-constant use of the word “Freedom,” he actively supports policies of indefinite detention without trial.
Given that history, it’s not too surprising that Pete Sessions exploded at his constituents, shouting “You don’t know how to listen” to a group of residents of the district he represents who had the temerity, the gall, to disagree with him. Someone seems to have forgotten that it’s his constituents’ job to speak and his job to listen to them.
Sessions’ constituents weren’t having it. When he sided with a plan to reduce health insurance rolls by 24 million with a blunt declaration that “we’re going to repeal Obamacare,” his constituents rose to their feet to respond: “Vote Him Out.” Let’s see if that happens.