Things got heated in a town hall meeting by North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer on Thursday and where one man got physical with his congressman.
The Republican lawmaker hosted an event in Mandan, North Dakota called “Coffee with Cramer” where he faced a hostile crowd while he was taking questions that focused primarily on his support for House GOP-backed American Health Care Act.
A man identified as Mike Quinn, as resident of Hazen, shouted to Cramer, “Will the rich benefit from, if the health care is destroyed, do the rich get a tax break? Yes or no?”
Quinn then shoved cash into the lawmaker’s collar, saying, “There you go, take it.”
Cops quickly surrounded Quinn to avoid any further altercation and escorted him out of the event. He was not arrested.
Congressman Cramer, who admitted that he was a bit startled by the incident, said, “I don’t have to agree with them but I still have an obligation to listen to them.”
CNN’s Poppy Harlow defended the violent act saying, “This man showing his disgust with the Congressman’s support of tax cuts for the wealthy, one part of the GOP plan right now.”