Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, won't be holding any town hall meetings this summer in her district in Ft. Worth because they've become too dangerous.
"I wish we could have a town hall meeting and engage with others," said Granger, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "There are so many threats going on."
Safety concerns for elected officials have been heightened after the June shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was with a group of fellow Republicans at an early morning practice for the annual congressional charity baseball game when an attacker opened fire.
At the same time, town halls have become more difficult to navigate politically for Republicans, as voters who oppose President Trump and the GOP plan to reform healthcare have flooded these events.
Earlier in the year, protesters in Granger's district carried signs at Republican events that said, "Where's Kay?"
Other representatives and senators have faced angry town halls throughout the spring and summer. Still, some elected officials have said they'll continue the meetings, such as Senator Ted Cruz, also a Texas Republican, who has recently made several town hall stops over the July Fourth holiday.
In a video on the Star-Telegram story, Granger said her congressional offices have been flooded with calls that she claims are part of a "planned offense" to slow down the day to day work that her office should be doing for her constituents."
"It's very organized," Granger said.