RECESS RUCKUS: Republicans Met With Jeers At Town Halls Across Country

Cleone Hermsen, of Carroll, Iowa, expresses her criticism while listening to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during a veterans roundtable event at Maquoketa City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, Maquoketa, Iowa.  The City Council chambers, where the event was taking place, was at capacity while more than 100 people were unable to enter. (AP/Telegraph Herald/Nicki Kohl)
February 22, 2017 9:03 a.m.

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:

GOP Rep. Threatens To Cancel Town Hall If Protesters Get ‘Disruptive’ [TPM]

McConnell Thinks Hundreds Protesting His Event Are Just Upset About Election [TPM]

Grassley Confronted On Immigration By Man Who Says He Was Afghan Translator [TPM]

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GOP Sen. Delays Speech At Last Minute As Hundreds Of Protesters Show Up [TPM]

Tom McClintock To Town Hall Crowd: ‘I Understand…You Don’t Like Donald Trump’ [Sacramento Bee]

A Lone GOP Georgia Congressman Holds A Rocky Town Hall Meeting [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Constituents Shout Down Republican When She Ducks A Question About Obamacare [Huffington Post]

Brat Faces Raucous Crowd At Town Hall [CNN]

Crowd Greets Womack At Morning Coffee Meeting [Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette]

Ross, Webster Face Hostile Central Florida Crowds At Town Halls [Orlando Sentinel]

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy Talks Flood Relief At Town Hall Meeting In Watson, But Also Addresses Questions On National Issues [The Advocate]

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Besieged By Boos At Tennessee Town Hall [Huffington Post]

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