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Sat Feb 18, 2017, 09:51 PM

Constituents Flood Another GOP Congressmans Town Halls And Angrily Confront Him

Source: Huffington Post

POLITICS 02/18/2017 01:50 pm ET | Updated 3 hours ago

Constituents Flood Another GOP Congressman’s Town Halls And Angrily Confront Him

One woman shouted that Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) was
spreading “misinformation.”

By Sam Levine

Constituents of Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) flooded two town hall meetings on Saturday to confront and boo the congressman over the GOP’s vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and strip public funding from Planned Parenthood.

One event was supposed to take place in a senior center in North Harmony, New York, but it moved outside because so many people showed up. Reed held three other town halls in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, according to The Associated Press.

Attendees loudly booed Reed when he said he did not support public funds for Planned Parenthood.

“I do not support taxpayer-funded paying of abortion,” Reed said, prompting boos. A woman in the front of the crowd immediately fact-checked his remark.

“You, an elected official, (are) giving misinformation,” she said. “Right now, our taxes do not pay for abortions. They pay for mammograms, they pay for birth control.”

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