GRAND HAVEN, MICH. - The auditorium at Lakeshore Middle School in Grand Haven can hold 999 people. On Monday night, it was filled to capacity for a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga.
The two and a half hour meeting was filled with fiery confrontations between audience members. The crowd asked question on a wide range of topics: from healthcare, to education, and President Trump's new travel ban.
Huizenga elicited boos from the crowd when he said that he didn't think healthcare was a constitutional right, adding that "as a society we have decided that there is minimal healthcare."
The congressman also says the debate on abortion and Planned Parenthood has become more polarized, "there used to be way more pro life democrats and way more pro choice republicans."
This is Huizenga's second town hall meeting on his listening tour, he is also planning on town halls in Muskegon, Walker, Newaygo and Ludington. The dates have not been finalized.
His first such gathering on February 25 drew a crowd of around 300 people in Baldwin and lasted more than four hours.
Democratic Michigan Senator Gary Peters is hosting a telephone Town Hall conversation on Thursday, March 9. He plans on addressing water quality in Michigan and what he's doing in Washington to protect Michigan's water, including pipeline safety and protecting the Great Lakes. To sign up for the meeting click here.
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