Powered by Topple

Organized protesters STILL sore over Hillary overtake Chaffetz town hall, turn it into insane shouting match

Powered by Topple

It tuned into who could shout the loudest and in the end, nothing seemed to get accomplished.

US Rep. Jason Chaffetz was met with boos and jeers by a rowdy crowd at a town hall in his home district on Thursday.

The Utah congressman, head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was repeatedly interrupted and confronted with angry questions from a mostly liberal crowd about why he wasn’t holding President Donald Trump more accountable, especially after his aggressive role in investigating Hillary Clinton.

Many in the audience held signs that read “Agree” or “Disagree” and seemed to have a negative reaction to almost anything the congressman said.

The level of engagement from the angry liberal base in deep-red Utah seemed surprising.

A group named Utah Indivisble seemed well represented as a CNN reporter dutifully noted.

The group, calling itself a local, grassroots “resistance to the Trump agenda,” thanked those who came out to the event in a tweet after the town hall.

Other questions directed at Chaffetz came from some who seemed to have a deeper agenda, and reportedly brought up Dem mega donor George Soros, who has been widely alleged to be financing large scale protests.

“If you want to continue to look into Hillary Clinton, I don’t care,” a Democratic activist and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention named Noor Ul-Hasan asked Chaffetz, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. “But why aren’t you checking out your own president?”

“You’re really not going to like this part,” Chaffetz replied. “The president, under the law, is exempt from conflict of interest laws.”

Over a thousand people attempted to pack into the auditorium of Brighton High School, causing the fire Marshall to step in and leave about 1,500 more people outside waving signs reading, “Do your job” and “America is better than this,” the Tribune reported. The crowd chanted “bring him out” as anger erupted over the lack of space to accommodate everyone.

The 75-minute town hall was filled with tense exchanges between Chaffetz and the crowd who peppered the lawmaker with questions about Trump’s taxes and conflicts of interest, his own initiatives to transfer or sell public lands and his position on immigration and refugees.

“Explain yourself,” the audience yelled, and chanted “Do your job.”

“If you want me to answer the question, give me more than five seconds to do it,” Chaffetz said, answering a total of 13 questions, three focused on public lands and four on investigating Trump. Other questions ranged from from Planned Parenthood to air quality to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Chaffetz stood on his previously stated position that Trump, as president, is exempt from conflict of interest laws and that he would not abuse his authority as committee chairman to go on a “fishing expedition.”

“Until there is evidence that [Trump] has somehow overused that to ingratiate his family …” he said before boos drowned him out.

The boos reportedly continued even after Chaffetz left the stage.

Hillary “endured” an 11-hour Benghazi hearing? Shameful.

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE

Frieda Powers

Comments

Latest Articles