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Angry Voters Confront Republicans At Town Halls (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Some Republicans are facing angry voters at town halls, many of whom are worried about what will happen to their health care if the GOP-controlled Congress repeals Obamacare (video below).

Over 100 people showed up for a town hall at the Iowa Falls community center in Iowa on Feb. 21 for Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, notes POLITICO.

Chris Petersen, a pig farmer, warned Grassley that millions will lose their health care with a repeal:

I'm on Obamacare. If it wasn't for Obamacare, we wouldn’t be able to afford insurance. Over 20 million will lose coverage and with all due respect, sir, you're the man who talks about the death panels. You're going to create one great big death panel in this country for people that can't afford to get insurance. Don't repeal Obamacare, improve it!

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Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa was met with chants of, "Your last term!" as she entered a meeting in the Maquoketa City Council Chambers on Feb. 21.

Like Grassley, Ernst was protested for GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, which Ernst did support in the past, reports KCRG.

The city council chamber was jammed with hundreds of people for what was originally planned to be a discussion about veterans.

As Ernst left, she was pelted with shouts of, "Shame on you!" from protesters.

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Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was confronted by female voter Rose Perkins during an appearance at the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce in Kentucky on Feb. 21, reports The Associated Press.

Perkins reminded McConnell about unemployment among coal miners:

The last I heard, these coal jobs are not coming back and now these people don't have the insurance they need because they're poor. And they work those coal mines, and they're sick, the veterans are sick, the veterans are broken down, they're not getting what they need. If you can answer any of that, I'll sit down and shut up, like Elizabeth Warren.

McConnell told Perkins: "I hope you feel better now."

There were also protesters on McConnell's route to the meeting who chanted, "No ban, no wall, Mitch McConnell take our call!"

Sen. Chuck Grassley Town Hall

Sen. Joni Ernst Town Hall 1

Sen. Joni Ernst Town Hall 2

Sen. Mitch McConnell Meeting

Sources: POLITICO,  KCRG, The Associated Press / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

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