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Republican Congressman flees ACA meeting after too many people show up



Republican Congressman Mike Coffman fled a meeting early on Saturday in order to avoid more than 100 constituents who showed up to question him about his support to repeal Obamacare.

More than 100 constituents waited at Aurora Public Library in Colorado to talk about his party’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Coffman, who serves Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District, scheduled a room at the library for 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to NBC affiliate 9News. He was joined in the room by two other Republican lawmakers. The lawmakers were meeting to write an op-ed in the Denver Post urging for the repeal of the health-care law.

According to people in attendance, Coffman and his cohorts only allowed four people into the room at any given time.

“The Representative didn’t have a plan. They expected just a small handful of people to show up,” Krondia Siebert told 9News. “We were under the understanding it was a town-hall meeting and they were only allowing four people in at a time.”

Coffman failed to tell anyone in attendance that he would leave early, fleeing out a back door at 3:24 p.m.

In a statement to 9News, Coffman’s staffer Ben Stein said the congressman was able to meet with more than 70 constituents.

“Unfortunately, we only reserved the room at the Aurora Central Library for 90 minutes, which is usually plenty of time to see everyone,” he wrote. “For those who were unable to see the Congressman today, we apologize. These constituents are invited to attend upcoming meeting opportunities and we will block more time so that he can hear from more of his constituents.”

At one point those in attendance began to sing in an attempt to get Coffman’s attention:

And here are the men sneaking out the back door.

In the meantime, Democrats all over the country this weekend held protests to voice their disapproval of the Republican parties decision to repeal the ACA without a new plan in place.

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