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GOP congressman to Trump critics: 'Look in the mirror

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) encouraged those critical of President Donald Trump to "look in the mirror" following a heated town hall over the weekend. (Getty Images/Andrew Harrer)

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) thinks some of those denouncing President Donald Trump are a bit hypocritical.

"I got lectured for six years about not only showing respect for the office of the president, but making sure I showed respect for the person occupying that office," Huizenga told reporters at a town hall meeting over the weekend, according to

"I wish some of those people would look in the mirror," the Republican lawmaker added. reported that Huizenga's Saturday town hall — like many other GOP town halls across the country — was contentious at times. Constituents reportedly peppered Huizenga with questions about Trump's Cabinet picks, rhetoric and ties to Russia. But the main topic, according to, was the future of the Affordable Care Act.

"We know that this system is failing," Huizenga said. "What I keep telling people is vital services are not going to just disappear. It has to be a system where those of us who consume health care have more understanding of the true costs and input into what our decisions are. We have some skin in the game with our healthcare decisions; I don't want government dictating that." reported that when Huizenga asked his constituents just who likes a single-payer health care system, almost everyone present raised their hands.

More than 400 people attended the town hall, the Holland Sentinel reported.


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