Republicans face constituents angry over health care at town halls – California News

Republicans face constituents angry over health care at town halls – California News

The people of California’s 1st District made their congressman see red Monday morning.

Like other Republican congressmen before him, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., held a town hall on the ongoing health care debate and the Trump and GOP-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

And like some of his colleagues, LaMalfa was met with boos, catcalls and verbal barbs shouted from the 400 person-strong audience, this time at the Chico Elks Lodge in Northeast California, recorded on video and audio by North State Public Radio.

It was the most recent of a declining number of health care-focused town hall meetings charged by emotional pleas and debates between constituents and their representatives, which has sparked anxiety among GOP lawmakers heading home to face tough questions.

The audience was armed with blunt questions, harsh comments and red placards they used to signal their disapproval over audience queries or LaMalfa’s responses. Green…

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