With Republicans lawmakers home in their districts for the week, members of Congress faced large crowds at town halls across the United States on Tuesday.
At the events, lawmakers faced questions about plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and concerns about President Donald Trump. Some Republicans were met with jeers and boos from the crowd, like Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA). Protesters even gathered outside events that were not billed as public town halls, as was the case with a luncheon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attended.
Below is a roundup of Tuesday’s notable town halls:
Angry constituents confront Chuck Grassley in Iowa: “If it wasn’t for Obamacare, we wouldn’t be able to afford insurance!” pic.twitter.com/vrbhbOiBMM
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 21, 2017
A Lone GOP Georgia Congressman Holds A Rocky Town Hall Meeting [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
Joni Ernst walks in to deafening chant of “Your Last Term!” that overpowers the applause pic.twitter.com/Wc9TKh31Cz
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) February 21, 2017
Crowd Greets Womack At Morning Coffee Meeting [Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette]
Ross, Webster Face Hostile Central Florida Crowds At Town Halls [Orlando Sentinel]
Rep. Marsha Blackburn Besieged By Boos At Tennessee Town Hall [Huffington Post]