Politics 101: If you’re an elected official, don’t complain about having to listen to constituents.
Yet that’s exactly what freshman Sen. Scott Meyer (R-Grand Forks) did after attending a legislative forum on Saturday.
Listening to Grand Forks residents voice their concerns about budget cuts and controversial bills was really annoying, Meyer wrote on Twitter.
“The Pontification Festival is over. Not many questions asked to the legislators, but we were lectured. Great way to spend a Saturday,” he bitched.
The grievance was retweeted by another Republican legislator from Grand Forks, Rep. Jake Blum.
Blum and Meyer were both elected for the first time on Nov. 8, so maybe they don’t get how this works. It is not the job of constituents to ask you interesting questions. It is your job to listen to constituents.
In other words, shut the fuck up.