Sen. Cotton Responds After Facing Raucous Town Hall Crowd
Angry voters have been causing disruptions at Republican lawmakers' town halls, including one hosted by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Wednesday.
At an event in Springdale, Arkansas, frustrated constituents demanded answers from Cotton on everything from the repeal of ObamaCare to the border wall to funding for PBS.
One woman asked for other members of the crowd to stand up if they were affected by the Affordable Care Act.
A woman at a town hall for Sen. Tom Cotton asked the audience to stand if affected by the ACA. Here's their reaction: pic.twitter.com/BfQdUZwJdQ
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Cotton also faced chants of "do your job!" from the angry crowd.
Cotton told Steve Doocy on "Fox & Friends" that he understands many Americans feel intensely about the direction of the country, so he wasn't frustrated at being heckled and shouted down by the raucous crowd.
"It's not often that we get 2,200 of our voters to come out and listen to us, even if some of them don't agree with us," Cotton said. "It's important that they know that we're there to listen to them. Not just talk at them, but to listen to them."
Although many of the voters at the town hall clearly disagree with President Trump's policies, Cotton pointed out that nearly 61 percent of Arkansans voted for him.
"That same number still approve of the job he's doing," Cotton said. "I think on the things that matter and the things that last, in the first month he's made a lot of good choices."
He pointed to Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his executive order on immigration and his appointment of H.R. McMaster as national security adviser.
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See the Cotton town hall below.