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GOP Congressman Angrily Storms Out of Interview And Into An Angry Town Hall

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | May 9, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | May 9, 2017 |

Last year, a Republican Congressman from Iowa by the name of Rod Blum generated controversy when he wished a recession on Washington D.C. in a tweet.

During an interview with an Iowa newspaper subsequent to that tweet, he doubled down on that assertion, suggested that the entire federal government needed a recession. That interview elicited this odd response from Blum, who got angry with the executive editor of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa for looking at him funny.

“Well, you’re looking at me funny. I mean, I don’t appreciate that. I don’t appreciate that. That’s kinda condescending. I don’t appreciate it,” Blum said.

That just gives you an idea of what kind of paranoid, easily-set off Congressman were dealing with here, because last night — in an interview surrounded by a bunch of kids — Blum stormed out after being asked a fairly innocuous question about whether he’d accept campaign contributions from people outside of his district despite prescreening his town halls to prevent anyone who wasn’t a constituent from getting in.

What an incredibly awkward situation he created for these poor kids.

Anyway, when Blum stormed out of that interview, he walked into a town hall, where he was met with a chorus of boos when he tried to explain his Yes vote for on Trumpcare.

Well, thanks to Blum’s prescreening procedures, at least we know for sure that these aren’t out-of-state protestors. Those are his constituents booing at him.

And if you’re wondering why everyone is holding up red sheets of paper, it’s because Blum wouldn’t allow protest signs, so protestors passed out red and green sheets of paper. The green sheets express approval; the red sheets disapproval. See a sea of red sheets may actually be more effective than a smattering of protest signs.

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