On Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) held a town hall meeting with constituents in Brooklyn. As video posted on YouTube shows, his constituents peppered him with questions about the GOP budget and were clearly outraged by his vote to end Medicare and give even more tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.
During one exchange, a frustrated constituent who works in the medical industry explained that we can’t dismantle Medicare because it would devastate seniors, drawing huge applause from the audience. Later, a frustrated Grimm asked the audience if they were all against the GOP budget, to which they responded with a chorus of “Yes!” The audience repeatedly demanded an end to the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Watch a video compilation of highlights from the town hall:
“I think most of the people here did not buy what he was selling,” Grimm constituent Peggy Devane told local news source WNYC. “He didn’t listen to people. He said yes, yes. He followed his script and he is Republican and it is what he thinks.” (h/t: YouTube account taxdayvideosny)