Republicans Face Angry Constituents, Protesters After Health Vote
Lawmakers are home for recess, and their voters are making their opinions about the health vote heard.
Los Angeles Times:
Demonstrators Protest Rep. Rohrabacher’s Support Of American Health Care Act
About 30 demonstrators, some holding signs that read “Putin’s favorite congressman,” “Dump Dana 2018” and “Just say no to Trumpcare,” gathered outside Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s office in downtown Huntington Beach on Tuesday afternoon to protest the Republican congressman’s support for President Trump’s policies. The gathering was organized by Indivisible OC 48, a left-leaning group of constituents in Rohrabacher’s 48th Congressional District who have planned protests outside his office at 101 Main St. since Trump’s inauguration. They started at the office and marched down the street to the pier. (Fry, 5/9)
Los Angeles Times:
After Healthcare Vote, California Rep. Jeff Denham Hears From Angry Constituents: 'You Voted Against Me'
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who voted for the Republican healthcare bill that passed the House last week, flew home this week to face his constituents, meeting with a small crowd Tuesday morning in his Central Valley district... Denham had previously said that he would vote against the bill, but ended up voting for it, along with the rest of California's House Republicans. (Westfall, 5/9)
The Mercury News:
Congressman Jeff Denham Faces Angry Crowd After Obamacare Repeal Vote
When Congressman Jeff Denham walked into a teen center in this small Central Valley city on Tuesday morning — trailed by several dozen yelling, heckling protesters — he no doubt felt that his 2018 race had just begun.And he was probably right. The four-term congressman, back home in his district for a May recess, was here for a typically tranquil constituent meet-and-greet over coffee. Instead, he faced a crowd of locals furious with his vote for the American Health Care Act, the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.” (Seipel, 5/9)
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Several Hundred Protest Issa's Health Care Vote
Several hundred people — some carrying canes and crutches — gathered outside Rep. Darrell Issa’s Vista office on Tuesday to blast the Republican lawmaker for voting in favor of a House bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a plan that could mean sweeping changes in health coverage for millions of Americans. “This turnout shows that people are enraged,” said Vista resident Marcheita Stringfellow, one of an estimated 800 people gathered outside Issa’s office. Many of the protesters shared fears that repealing the Affordable Care Act will strip them of coverage. (Figueroa, 5/9)