GOP Rep. Hits Back At Town Hall Crowd: ‘You Don’t Yell At Church, Do You?’

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) responded to boos and jeers at a town hall in Oroville on Monday night by asking the audience whether they would behave the same way at a church service.

Interrupted partway through responding to an audience member’s question, LaMalfa said: “You know, you don’t yell at church, do you?”

“Do you lie in church?” audience members shouted back, according to a report by CBS Sacramento.

At one point LaMalfa left the stage amid shouting, per CBS Sacramento, before returning a few moments later.

Oroville Police Lt. Gil Zarate estimated that about 600 people attended throughout the evening, according to a report by the Chico Enterprise-Gazette. The crowd repeatedly drowned out LaMalfa’s replies with shouting.

“You know, come on, really,” he said at another point.

Per the Chico Enterprise-Record, LaMalfa said afterward that the event went “as good as can be expected.”

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