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Crowd boos mention of Ted Kennedy at Rep. Schakowsky’s health care event.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Crowd boos mention of Ted Kennedy at Rep. Schakowsky’s health care event."


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Josh Kalven of Progress Illinois went to Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-IL) town hall meeting last night, “where over 2,000 people showed up, packing a high school auditorium and spilling onto the sidewalk outside.” One of the most disturbing moments of the event came right after the opening of Schakowsky’s introductory speech, when she said, “You know, Ted Kennedy had said that this was the great issue of his life.” Some audience members applauded her, but there were also a loud amount of booing…just days after Kennedy passed away. Watch it:

At a recent event in upstate New York, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) asked for a moment of silence to remember Kennedy. Many attendees shouted throughout the 10-second memorial.


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