Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) was booed by attendees of a Wednesday town hall event in Wilingboro, New Jersey, while speaking of the loss of his 11-year-old daughter in 1996.
While speaking about health care and insurance policy, Macarthur told the event’s patrons of his late daughter. While doing so, he was booed and jeered, presumably by Democrats and leftists.
“I wanna go back to my daughter, just for a moment,” said MacArthur, as he was interrupted.
“Shame!” scolded a woman, unseen by the camera. She accused MacArthur or cynically exploiting the death of his daughter for political advantage.
“I will say shame on you, right now. Don’t tell me what I’m using.”
“Shame on you! We’ve heard this story,” replied a woman in the crowd.
CNN chose to highlight other segments from the over two-hour long town hall event, featuring belligerent leftists and Democrats demanding government welfare for their stated health care needs. Its on-site reporter, Jason Carroll, speculated that the questions asked of MacArthur were broadly and evenly divided into two categories: health care policy and the recent termination of James Comey from the FBI directorship.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) mirrored CNN’s approach, highlighting the acrimony of the event’s attending Democrats and assorted leftists in their demands for redistribution of wealth towards their stated self-interest.
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