Try BlazeTV for Free
News

OK children!': Florida GOP exec mocks rowdy protesters during town hall after they jeer and boo him

Image via Twitter @Yashar

During a town hall meeting for Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) Saturday morning, a Florida GOP executive chided protesters who continually interrupted the event.

When Pasco County GOP secretary Bill Akins got on stage to speak about the failings of Obamacare, claiming that elderly people go before "death panels" because of the law, the crowd erupted into screams and boos — but Atkins wasn't having any of it.

"They do. Yes, they do. It’s in there folks. You’re wrong," Akins can be heard saying over the noise.

"OK, children. Alright, children," he added, mocking the rowdy crowd.

CNN got video of the incident.

Prior to Obamacare becoming law in 2010 and directly afterward, one of the biggest claims Republican used in their opposition to the law was arguing that the law effectively created "death panels" that would ration health care and not provide adequate care to elderly Americans.

PolitiFact labeled the claim their "lie of the year" in 2009, despite the fact that rationing of health care exists in countries with socialized, single-payer health care systems similar to those Democrats want to implement.

After the town hall, Rep. Bilirakis responded to the incident saying that he is holding town halls to hear the concerns of his constituents.

Democrats are becoming increasingly testy at town halls across the nation, similar to what the tea party did in 2009 and 2010. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) faced brutal opposition and protests at a town hall earlier this week.

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Sponsored content
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.