South Floridians Talk Issues At Congressman Deutch Town Hall in Boca Raton

Aug 31, 2017

South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch held a town hall meeting in Boca Raton Thursday.

Constituents from his 22nd District — which stretches from Boca Raton south to Fort Lauderdale and west to Coral Springs — came with lots of different  things on their minds.

“Health care is the No. 1 issue in the country right now,” said Cameron Stemple, 28.

“I would like to see Congressman Ted Deutch discuss the idea of bringing a bill before Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment for the removal of President Trump on the basis of his incompetency,” said Laurence Bodner, of Boca Raton.

Campaign finance reform, corporate tax avoidance via offshore tax havens and climate change were among several other issues raised by attendees.

Some members of Congress, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, have chosen to forgo town hall meetings altogether, saying coordinated protesters don’t allow for civil discussion of the issues.

“I don’t understand that,” said Deutch. “When you are an elected member of Congress and your job is to represent your constituents and you’re home for more than a day or two at a time in August, you’ve gotta be able to find time to go out and talk to your constituents, and more importantly, to listen to them, so you can adequately represent them.”

Several hundred people attended the town hall.