Even the safest republican members of Congress are finding open hostility when hosting Town Hall meetings in their districts. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who won his district by 47% was drowned out by a packed auditorium booing as he defended the president, claiming there was no conflict of interest in his business dealings or that he shouldn’t have to show his taxes.
In yet another solidly red state Rep. Diane Black (R-Tennesee) was peppered with questions about what the GOP planned to replace Obamacare with. When no answer was forthcoming the eruption and furor boiled over.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and top House GOP leaders are urging rank-and-file members to increase security even going so far as to arrange police escorts to ensure their own safety and that of their aides.