Sen. Scott and Rep. Sanford town hall draws large crowd Saturday

MOUNT PLEASANT,SC (WCBD) – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC) hosted a town hall event Saturday morning in Mount Pleasant.

The event took place at the Mt. Pleasant Town Hall at 100 Ann Edwards Lane Blvd. Doors opened at 8:15 a.m. The town hall event was scheduled to take place in doors, but there was such a large crowd they had to move it outside.

Indivisible Charleston co-hosted the event with Representative Sanford and Senator Scott at the event in hopes to address their concerns over the currently legislation and administration.

Indivisible Charleston is a grassroots, non-partisan group of volunteers from the Charleston made up of former congressional staff members.

People raised concerns about a number of President Donald J. Trump’s proposed policies.

“I am an invested citizen in this community and ever since the election, I have felt like a passenger in a car that is being driven by a drunk driver,” said one Summerville resident.

Constituents took turns asking Rep. Sanford questions. Many questions focused on the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act.

“I want to see Rep. Sanford and Senator Scott work to make the ACA better rather than tearing it down,” said Charleston resident,”  said Kitty Kent.

Earlier this week, Rep.Sanford introduced an Obama Care replacement bill with Sen. Rand Paul.

“I am a person who is too young for medicare and I am currently covered by the ACA and without it I don’t have healthcare. I have apart time job and it does not offer me affordable health care,” said Kent.

After the event Rep. Sanford said the large turnout was testament to peoples’ concerns.

“It says that our system works, people are energized , they are concerned, I frankly have gotten more calls emails and letters about the Affordable Care Act than what comes next than frankly anything else,” said Rep. Sanford.

 

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