Packed House For McClintock Town Hall Meeting

Packed House For McClintock Town Hall Meeting

It was an evening for hot political debate in Jackson on Monday night, as people packed into the Argonaut High School Gym for a Town Hall meeting with Representative Tom McClintock.  Conservative supporters and Liberal opponents of the Congressmen divided the gym almost equally, with each taking up rows of bleachers opposed to each other like rival sports fans.  Political signs with various messages, also doubled as hand fans in the hot gym, but the most eye-catching protest was a formation of young women dressed as Handmaids from the dystopian (des-tow-p-an) story "A Handmaid's Tale," who's matching red robes stood as silent protest for woman's and reproductive rights.  Apart from some random shouts from the audience, the crowd was generally well-behaved, content to cheer hard for questions and statements that they supported. The Congressman took questions from the audience for an hour and a half, with health care dominating the discussion as McClintock took both hostile and supportive questions. He remained adamant throughout the evening in his attacks on the Affordable Care Act and his support of the proposed alternative, the American Health Care Act, which passed the House of Representatives in May with the help of McClintock's vote and is now before the Senate.  Other topics discussed at last night’s town hall meeting included increased logging on both private and public lands, the national debt and the US Constitution.

Written by Craig Baracco

 

 

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