By Art Gallagher
Congressman Frank Pallone said last week that sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives to try to force the Republican majority to force a vote on gun control legislation was his proudest moment in 28 years in Washington.
Pallone told NJ.com’s Auditor that he is holding a “symbolic sit-in” in his New Brunswick Office today, as a “national day of action” with his fellow Democrat Congress Members, where his constituents could sit on the floor and discuss gun control legislation with him.
A look at the congressman’s facebook and twitter pages had no mention of the sit in. His official website had no mention of it. On his campaign twitter account, there was a freshly posted picture of Marlboro Councilman Jeff Cantor’s ass and the congressman sitting on a West Long Branch porch with a resident who didn’t appear to be happy to see them.
I called Pallone’s New Brunswick office and asked the young man who answered the phone when the sit-in would be. After being put on hold for 3 minutes, a nice staffer picked up the phone and said she didn’t know anything about it. I read her the paragraph from the Auditor , which jogged her memory. “Oooh, I think that is at noon, but the man in charge of that is not here. Either he or I will call you back.”
No one has called back.