GOP congressman: Cut back on town halls in wake of shooting
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Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James Barletta10 Senate Democrats are up for reelection in Trump country Trump throws support behind Barletta in Pa. Senate race GOP Senate candidate fundraising lags behind Dems in key races MORE (R-Pa.) said members of Congress should cut down the number of town halls they host due to security concerns after a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice near Washington, D.C. 

"I think absolutely. There's no question," the Pennsylvania Republican told a radio station near Wilkes-Barre. "I've been at the end of some of those town halls where the police had to carry people out and I get concerned not only for your own safety, but for the safety of the people who are there, who actually come to be heard and even if you have an opposing opinion, that's great.

“That's what these events are for, but there's a level, you know, when people cross a line to actually inciting other people and when individual safety becomes an issue then the purpose of doing it is lost,” he continued.

While Republican lawmakers have seen intense, raucous town halls since President Trump took office, Democrats have also expressed concerns about member safety. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has expressed safety concerns to House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are avoiding gun talks as election looms The Hill's 12:30 Report Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan MORE (R-Wis.), according to USA Today.

Democrats and Republicans alike have been on the receiving of various threats in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting.

The office of Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), for example, reported receiving a message saying, “One down, 216 to go.”  

Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) said several Democratic House lawmakers were at the receiving end of threatening phone calls saying, "You guys are next.”