SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington state Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell held a town hall meeting in the Globe Room at Gonzaga University Tuesday night.
Senator Cantwell's town hall meeting comes less than a week after Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers town hall meeting, also at Gonzaga. Senator Cantwell faced an audience of both supporters and opponents. While there was a wide range of questions answered at the meeting, the topic of President Donald Trump's comments on the riots in Charlottesville remained popular.
"The President of the United States should not dance around when it comes to white supremacy, the KKK or any of that," Cantwell said. "He should of said, 'what day do you want me to come to Charlottesville and walk hand in hand with people to show that we're against this kind of behavior.' That's what he shoud've said"
Audience reactions to Senator Cantwell were mixed. One commenter said she is not sure how to explain what is going on to her children.
400 people were reported in attendance at Tuesday nights town hall meeting and Senator Cantwell said she is planning to hold more of these events in the months to come.