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Congressman Moolenaar addresses fiery crowd during CMU town hall

Republican Congressman John Moolenaar facing his Mid-Michigan constituents at Central Michigan University and it didn't take long for things to get a little rowdy at Thursday’s event. (Photo: Jesse Gonzales/WEYI/WSMH)

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - Angry crowds have been greeting republican members of congress at town hall events across the country.

Republican Congressman John Moolenaar facing his Mid-Michigan constituents at Central Michigan University and it didn't take long for things to get a little rowdy at Thursday’s event.

Moolenar's first mention of President Trump already had most of the audience reeling.

I think a lot of his answers are pretty standard and are standard republican talking points

Using a raffle system to select which audience members would be selected for questions.

Event attendees were quick to question Moolenar's stance on healthcare.

As town halls and listening sessions have become more of a challenge for republicans across the country.

Moolenar says he's focused on listening to residents with an open mind.

“You know, we don't always have to agree on everything but we can agree on the fact that America is a place where there's freedom of thought and freedom of ideas,” said the congressman.

Along with healthcare and Trump, folks also quizzed Moolenar on everything from renewable energy to what his vote may be on whether people will be able to purchase silencers without a background check.

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