Rep. McMorris Rodgers holds town hall on Gonzaga's campus

KREM 2's Lindsay Nadrich talks to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers about big pharma and concerns about accessibility to her.

SPOKANE, Wash. --- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will hold a town hall meeting Thursday night, after months of criticism from some vocal Eastern Washington voters.

Protesters previously took to the streets to have their voices heard, standing outside the congresswoman’s downtown Spokane office and around town. At the time, protesters said they wanted to ask her directly about healthcare, jobs, and now-President Donald Trump.

This week, the congresswoman announced her plans to hold a town hall style meeting on Thursday at Gonzaga.

Tickets to the event sold out within the hour of being made available. It was a free event, but has limited seating. The Globe Room in Cataldo Hall only holds about 325 people.

McMorris Rodgers held a phone town hall earlier this year that gave constituents the incorrect number to call in, and only lasted for about 20 minutes after people finally could hear the meeting.

Her Idaho counterpart, by comparison, Rep. Raul Labrador, held several town hall meetings back in May, including one in Coeur d’Alene. People there said the meetings were not always pretty, and Labrador took some heat about healthcare and his support of President Trump.

 McMorris Rodgers has done multiple smaller events, touring local business and programs and holding “coffee with Cathy” events. Those events have predominantly been closed to the media.

KREM 2 will have a camera at the town hall event on Thursday night. If you have any questions you would like asked, please write them on our Facebook wall. 

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