GOP congressman shouted down at town hall: "may you die in pain"
Rich Pedroncelli / AP
Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa faced an angry crowd at a town hall in Chico, California, Monday, with the LA Times reporting one man shouted "may you die in pain" over LaMalfa's vote for the GOP health care plan.
- As the crowd booed and shouted, he said, "I have the mic folks. Yep, boo away … People across the board are being hurt by this."
- It wasn't just health care: the crowd became upset when LaMalfa said he doesn't believe "man-made activity" is causing climate change.
Why it matters: many Republicans viewed this as the worst case scenario — they have to deal with the wrath of constituents upset over their position on the unpopular health care plan, and still have nothing to show for it.