On a day that was billed, “Constituent Service Day in Georgia”, where U.S. Congressional aides hold private sessions with local residents, anti-Trump haters felt it was necessary to protest and interrupt the event.
Congressional aides to U.S. Sens. David Perdue, Johnny Isakson, and U.S. Rep. Jody Hice attempted to tell the anti-Trump haters that the event was not a town hall meeting but after the anti-Trump protesters got out of hand and began a shouting match, U.S. Congressional aides had no choice but to leave.
About half-dozen congressional aides briefly addressed the crowd, telling them the event was not a town hall and they would take no questions from the floor. They left after crowd member’s chanted “shame, shame, shame.”
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A few minutes later, a Hice aide returned to jot down notes about each speaker’s concerns. More than a dozen spoke, sounding off on their fears about the fate of the Affordable Care Act and Trump policies.
The lawmakers’ aides said the event was never meant to be a traditional town hall meeting.
“Staff from our office periodically hold ‘open office days’ alone or together with other congressional offices around the state to assist constituents in interacting with federal agencies and to be available in person for those seeking to express views or concerns to Senator Isakson while he is working in Washington,” said Isakson spokeswoman, Amanda Maddox.
Constituent Service Days in Georgia are set aside for citizens to ask their U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen for help solving a problem and get involved to help the citizen in need.
As a result of the unruly protesters, many citizens who showed up for help were denied assistance in dealing with their needs.
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