A GOP lawmaker was escorted by police on Saturday as protestors, including those opposed to the Trump administration, showed up outside his town hall meeting.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) left the Tower Theatre in downtown Roseville, Calif., at approximately 11 a.m. while being accompanied by police, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The report noted that the event attracted hundreds of protestors who opposed the lawmaker and the new Trump administration, while the town hall itself drew more than 200 attendees.
Demonstrators outside sported signs with messages including "Resist," "Dump Tom McTrump" and “Climate change is real," pushing the GOP lawmaker to denounce his party's plans to repeal ObamaCare, according to the report.
McClintock attempted to defend Trump during the town hall meeting but said that he sympathized with many of the protesters.
"I understand you do not like Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE," McClintock said, according to the report.
"I sympathize with you. There have been elections where our side has lost... Just a word of friendly advice: Remember that there were many people in America who disagreed and feared Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDems punch back over GOP holdup of Biden SBA nominee Biden congratulates Trudeau for winning third term as Canadian prime minister Republicans have moral and financial reasons to oppose raising the debt ceiling MORE just as vigorously as you disagree with and fear Donald Trump."
ACA repeal & replacement was a major concern at the town hall. "We will be judged on the effectiveness of that replacement," said McClintock— Max Resnik (@KCRAMax) February 4, 2017