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Town Hall Protesters Mock Death of GOP Lawmaker’s Special Needs Daughter

Liberal activists involved in a nationwide effort to disrupt town hall meetings being held by lawmakers for their constituents reached a new low on Wednesday night when Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) was mocked when he told the unruly crowd about how the death of his special needs daughter informed his decision to amend and vote for the American Health Care Act that was passed by the House earlier this month.

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Republican Walks Out on Reporter Who Urged Non-Residents at Local Town Hall

Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) ended an interview with a reporter on Monday in which he was questioned about requiring identification for people taking part in his town hall meetings. Left-wing activists across the country have systematically disrupted these events — sometimes people who are not constituents.

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Ted Lieu Town Hall Turns Raucous When Trump Supporters Show Up

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) held a town hall in Redondo Beach on Monday night that turned raucous before it started when a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters disrupted the largely Democrat crowd’s calls for his impeachment.


Protesters Angry Sen. Dianne Feinstein Isn’t Holding Town Halls

Demonstrators protested Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Friday outside of her appearance at the Public Policy Institute of California Friday in San Francisco, to complain about her decision not to hold town hall meetings during the week’s congressional recess.

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Democrats Facing Elections Refusing to Hold Town Hall Meetings

As the media focuses on a handful of contentious town hall meetings held by Republican senators, several Democrats who face re-election campaigns this year have quietly decided to skip town halls to meet their constituents.


Environment, Not Anti-Trump Focus of Protests at GOP Rep Gaetz Event

MILTON, FL — Dozens of protesters showed up Thursday at an event hosted by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a freshman congressman representing Florida’s first congressional district. But it wasn’t President Donald Trump they were protesting — it was the environment.