Utah Congressman's Town Hall Erupts with Protestors Demanding Trump Investigation

Shortly before Election Day, Chaffetz said he believed the committee had two years' worth of material on her.

Back in January, Chaffetz promised to continue his investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State.

"We have a major problem here in Salt Lake Valley, with the inversion", Chaffetz said. Chaffetz' district also includes the severely conservative Utah County to the south, an area where people attend and work at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and Lehi where Chaffetz resides.

Chaffetz has come under fire for taking few actions against either Donald Trump's global business empire and the potential conflicts-of-interest it creates, or pushing Trump to release his tax returns.

Outside the high school auditorium where the event was being held, protesters chanted "Vote him out!" "Do your job!" at Chaffetz, who downplayed Trump's tweet attacking Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka Trump's clothing line. "I think my doing that would be an abuse of power". Over in Tennessee, Rep. Diane Black fended off questions about Obamacare, including one from a woman who said her own Christian beliefs say that sick people should be helped by the rest of society, not placed in high-risk pools that cost more while offering less, as Republicans have proposed.

Other Republican lawmakers have resisted calls from constituents to hold town halls, despite being swamped with calls and visits from constituents over their rubber-stamping of Trump's agenda.

"Protecting your public lands provides a better future for not only communities and people who are visiting, but also habitats and revenue", she said.

Chaffetz, looking a little anxious during the raucous town hall.

"I certainly do not need town halls to tell me how my constituents are feeling on the important issues of the day", Rep. John Duncan Jr.

Our Utah, founded by Utah County Democratic Chairman Jonny Griffith, had more than 3,000 people RSVP'd to the event in advance. Often at a shout, they made themselves heard - but whether Chaffetz actually listened remains to be seen.

  • Larry Hoffman


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