Photo appears to show GOP congressman standing on office roof while people protest below

Rep. Darrell Issa appeared to stand on the roof of an office building Tuesday while a large crowd of people protested below, according to a photo posted by the Democrat running against him in 2018.

Mike Levin, a Democrat challenging Issa for his House seat, tweeted the photo that appeared to show Issa on the roof of his district office building:

“Yes, this is really @DarrellIssa on the roof of his district office building,” Levin tweeted. “Too afraid to come speak with assembled constituents below.”

People have been protesting in front of Issa’s office in California for more than a week over his vote for the American Health Care Act, as well as his support of other GOP policies.

Levin tweeted that Issa spoke to a few people on the footpath prior to his ascent to the roof, but Levin said Issa did not cross the street to where the bulk of the protesters were standing.

Issa’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Issa has been the subject of intense blowback from constituents for his support of the GOP health bill. Two town-hall meetings in March held by Issa drew more than 1,000 people combined, and many in attendance questioned his support of the AHCA before he voted in favour of it.

Soon after Levin tweeted the photo, some Twitter users compared him to Steve Carrell’s character from “The Office,” Michael Scott.

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