Representative Dave Trott (R-Mich.) was loudly booed by town hall attendees a town hall event in a convention center in Novi, Mich. on Saturday, after he said he supported funding for the military.
Many attendees were reportedly affiliated with the liberal activist group, Michigan People’s Campaign, which has been asking Trott to host a town hall ever since his reelection. The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Michigan People’s Campaign for comment and received no response, according to The Daily Caller.
A video of part of Trott’s remarks shows him saying “I support more funding for the military…” before trailing off under a chorus of boos and several attendees waving red pieces of paper.
Michigan Radio reported much of Trott’s crowd was hostile toward him, and that he received a similarly negative response when he voiced support for the Republican leadership’s ObamaCare replacement bill.
The Oakland County Republican Party accused Democrats of sending supporters to events to heckle people like Trott.
Trott was first elected in 2014, after defeating Rep. Kerry Bentivolio in a GOP primary challenge. A successful attorney and businessman, Trott railed against Obamacare during his reelection campaign in 2016, when premiums increased 16.7 percent in Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Barring new information, I’ll be supporting the American Healthcare Act next Thursday,” Trott said to the crowd of over 400 early Saturday morning. “The goal is through lower premiums, lower healthcare costs, tax subsidies [and] health savings accounts, to make the insurance more affordable,” he continued, as many in the crowd voiced their displeasure.