Johnny Isakson heckled at testy KSU town hall

Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was met by a thunderous crowd Monday in Kennesaw that heckled and shouted down many of the Republican’s remarks on health care, climate change and police brutality but cheered his swift denunciation of last weekend’s attacks in Charlottesville, Va.

Monday’s town hall at Kennesaw State University, on Isakson’s home turf of Cobb County, careened from the rocky to the uproarious as a largely unfriendly crowd took the rare opportunity to vent about President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda before a Republican member of Congress.

Attendees peppered the third-term senator with questions on everything from individual members of the Trump White House to gay rights and Isakson’s recent vote to overhaul Medicaid. Isakson was booed after he said “all lives matter” and as he explained his votes last month in favor of various Republican health care proposals, which he said were designed to set up negotiations with the House.

“You’ve got to get it to a conference committee or it’s not going to happen,” he said, as some in the crowd roared their displeasure. “I didn’t like it, but I voted for it. I couldn’t get to where I wanted to go unless I followed the road that led me there.”

The testy moments started even before the third-term Republican made his official entrance onto the stage and continued as Isakson turned to leave, when he was hit with shouts of “shame.”

Read our full write-up at myAJCIsakson faces frustrated voters at Kennesaw town hall

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jon1950
jon1950

Spoiled little brats who are incapable of independent thought or reasoning.  Probably hero worship the hate spewing liberal mass media.

SmartAlek69
SmartAlek69

Some of the vile language and hateful shouts from the left whackjobs spewed at Isakson in front of the Girl Scouts, old folks and veterans was beyond sickening.  

"Shameful" doesn't even begin to define what these people are. 

SmartAlek69
SmartAlek69

Where are the adults that can carry on a respectful dialog...Jim? 
Not on the left!  


 Those unruly children that attempted to disrupt the Isakson town hall went there specifically to protest.  They didn't give a rat's behind what he had to say.  

There is NOTHING Isakson could have said that would have satiated this crowd of rude, spoiled snowflakes.  

Shame on them for not having manners and common decency to hear the man out.  

PDPDP8
PDPDP8

@SmartAlek69  I was in attendance and I can assure you there were as many Republican anti-Trump loud mouths as Democrat loud mouths. Actually most were Isakson voters.