At times appearing flustered by the rough reception, the two-term Savannah pharmacist was met with a sustained burst of boos and applause when he outlined his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
It was rocky from the start, with many in the crowd shouting down Carter and other audience members. Cries of “Quiet!” peeled out from some participants, and those who weren’t quick to ask a question were urged, not so subtly, to get to the point.
An overflow crowd of more than 300 people awaited the Savannah Republican Tuesday at Armstrong Atlantic State University, where a crowd of pink-clad anti-Trump demonstrators sat with a cluster of pro-Trump Republicans.
Dozens of Republican members of Congress are holding tumultuous town hall meetings across the nation this week as lawmakers return home for a legislative recess many surely dreaded. But in Georgia, only one GOP legislator hosted an event: Rep. Buddy Carter.
About 100 demonstrators rally outside @sendavidperdue’s downtown Atlanta office demanding he hold a town hall. #gapol pic.twitter.com/1yDfGFYTJI — Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) February 21, 2017