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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
reply to post by Hazelnut
No one should have to show ID at town hall meetings.
A slippery slope should that start happening IMO.
The disrupters should be escorted out.. I can see some booing or cheering but that guy was way out of line.
What Moran did was totally unacceptable for an elected member of Congress, you notice he didn't provide his ID for the citizen
At one point, Moran said he did not like a man’s demeanor, so he checked his ID to make sure the man was the one whose name was called.
Moran did eventually apologize to the man for checking his ID.
Mr. Moran then apologized to the man whose identity he had questioned and added his 2 cents aboutwhy tort reform was not part of any bill. He said if it were, such a bill would have to go through the judiciary committee, which he said was one of the most partisan in Congress and would never have reported it out.
Originally posted by MrDesolate
I'm no apologist for any member of Congress. But just to pose it from a different angle, if I go to a town hall meeting with the expectation that I'll be able to get some personal interaction with my representative, I'm not going to be thrilled with the idea of people from outside the district taking up my time.
A Friend Reports from a Town Hall Meeting
The event started at 7 p.m. The doors opened at 6, but MoveOn.org had suggested we get there before 5, and it's a good thing we did because the lines already snaked around and around. I don't know if we could have gotten in if we'd come any later. While waiting in line, we saw lots of protestors who were part of Lyndon Larouche's group (he lives around here; I don't know if their anti-Obama hate campaign is national). They had the Obama signs with the Hitler moustache. But I don't think they actually came into the meeting--just walked up and down the waiting line. (I believe that the doorkeepers were checking to see if everyone entering was from this Congressional District; but they obviously failed in at least one significant case--so I don't know how carefully they tracked this.)