Rep Tom McClintock Announces Town Hall Meeting in El Dorado Hills This Weekend

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 28, 2017 / comments

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Town Hall Meeting - El Dorado Hills

McClintock is one of many members of Congress who have been encountering protests at their district offices or town hall meetings since President Trump took office just weeks ago. Most protesters have been asking members to fight the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Trump's cabinet nominees and Trump's temporary entry ban on immigrants from certain countries and all refugees.  

The scene inside and outside Rep. Tom McClintock's town hall meeting early this month was at times raucous, and the California congressman ultimately was escorted out by police!  McClintock said that during the meeting, he was advised by staff that the situation outside was "deteriorating" and that it was the Roseville Police Department's decision to provide a police escort out of the building.

In an interview, McClintock said he believes there was an "anarchist element" among organizers of the protest whose purpose was to "disrupt" the meeting. "It's the first time I've ever had an police department have to extract me from a town hall, and I've done well over 100 of them in Congress," he said.

Previous to the protest, McClintock told The Times he was expecting a big crowd at the meeting.

“There’s obviously a great deal of political ferment and I suspect we’ll see a much higher percentage of left leaning people at this one than we have in the past because the times are different, but I’m kind of curious to hear what they have to say,” McClintock said.

What will happen at this upcoming meeting is unknown, but attendance is expected to be large so come early for good seats.
 
Saturday, March 4, 10:00 AM

Oak Ridge High School Gymnasium
1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills

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