Rep. Raúl Labrador hosts contentious town hall meeting

Labrador hosts town hall in Meridian.

MERIDIAN - Idaho's Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador faced an angry and combative crowd in his hometown at a Wednesday night town hall while defending his stances on health care, abortion and hesitation to investigate President Donald Trump.

Labrador, who represents Idaho's first district, took questions for more than three hours during a town hall at the Meridian Middle School auditorium. It seats roughly 1,200 people, which remained nearly full throughout the entire event.

 

Labrador says that he has no problem standing up to Trump, but that he doesn't feel Congress has enough evidence to subpoena Trump to force him to hand over his tax returns.

Despite facing an angry crowd, Labrador has remained calm saying "I don't mind if you boo me, but please don't shout at each other."

Progressive activists who say they're concerned about President Donald Trump were already lining up outside the venue several hours before it starts at 6:30 p.m. At times, audience members yelled "Do your job" and waved signs criticizing the congressman's previous votes.
 

 

 

 

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