Sen. Tom Cotton Faces Angry Crowd in Town Hall


SPRINGDALE, Ark.(KARK) – Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton hosted a town hall Wednesday night where the floor was open for community members to ask any number of questions involving key issues affecting our state.

More than 2,000 people packed the venue holding signs and often cheering and jeering. The town hall was moved three times to accommodate the expected large crowd.

One of the evening’s most passionate moments was a constituent telling Cotton that “you work for us!”

Another memorable moment occurred when someone asked everyone in the crowd impacted by the Affordable Care Act to stand:

The women went on to say that she had preexisting conditions and could die if her health care coverage was taken away.

“Will you commit today to replacement protections for those Arkansans like me who will die or lose their quality of life or otherwise be unable to be participating citizens, trying to get their part of the American dream? Will you commit to replacement in the same way that you’ve committed to repeal?”

While Cotton directly answered many of the questions, he dodged others. In cases where attendees didn’t like what they heard, they let the senator “have it.”


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