Town Hall Protesters Mock Death of GOP Lawmaker’s Special Needs Daughter

Town hall meetings around the nation have been disrupted by liberal activists. But the latest development at one town hall meeting is just downright disgusting.

What is a town hall meeting? In the past several months, Republicans have held town hall meetings to discuss legislative changes and gather feedback from their constituents.

Liberals infiltrated these meetings in an attempt to heckle GOP legislators…and obstruct our Republican form of government by silencing GOP constituents.

In one of the latest town hall meetings this week, Representative Tom MacArthur was mocked for the death of his special needs daughter.

According to Breitbart:

When MacArthur started to tell the story about Gracie, who died two decades ago at age 11, someone yelled “Shame!,” accusing the lawmaker of “using” his daughter’s death to promote his political agenda.

“I will say shame on you right now actually,” MacArthur said. “I’m going to tell you because this affects my perspective on this issue of health care.”

The Congressman offered the “MacArthur amendment” in the GOP bill that now will be taken up by the Senate.

The amendment, in part, offers protections for people with pre-existing conditions and would “create an option for states to obtain Limited Waivers from certain federal standards, in the interest of lowering premium costs and expanding the number of insured persons.”

MacArthur tried to continue his explanation of the new health legislation but activists shouted over him. At one point, police were called to make sure MacArthur would be safe.

MacArthur’s daughter, Gracie, suffered from a rare brain condition called holoprosencephaly and passed when she was 11. Though MacArthur had insurance, it did not cover the $1 million plus bill.

He believes this legislation will benefit families by helping to “reduce the cost of insurance because people with high-cost health bills would not be in the private insurance market but instead in a federally- and state-funded high-risk pool, or some other mechanism that states create to cover the more expensive cases,” as well as drive down costs for healthier people with insurance.



Regan Pifer

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Reagan Pifer has taught and researched American history and politics in higher education for ten years. These are her rants.

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