Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO02) Gets Earful From Constituents
Rep. Scott Tipton a Town Hall meeting in Montrose, Colorado over the weekend. It did not go so well:
Shouts erupted at Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-Colo.) town hall in Montrose, Colo., on Saturday, according to the Montrose Daily Press, with the congressman facing heat for the government shutdown.
“You don’t hold America hostage,” one attendee yelled at the congressman.
Resident George Schupe added, “No more shutdown, no more de-funding.”
Tipton called Obamacare “broken from the start” and told anecdotes of insurance costs increasing as a result of the law.
“That’s not true!” yelled people in the audience.
Tipton ultimately voted for the bill that lifted the debt ceiling and ended the shutdown.
Tipton is vulnerable in the 2014 congressional election, not only for the government shutdown, but also because of his opposition to overhauling immigration.