SIOUX CITY | U.S. Rep. Steve King isn't certain when his next town hall in Iowa's 4th District will be held, but the Republican said he's concerned about paid protesters turning up to disrupt other public meetings hosted by GOP members of Congress.
"People come in and, you know, they are angry and shouting and on the borderline violent," King said in a Journal interview this week. "That just discourages the kind of dialogue that can make our country better. The people on the left, that may be the only card they think they've got to play. But they are actually hurting the system and to a degree they are undermining the election process."
The town hall meetings have gotten raucous in Iowa and nationally. People dismayed with the opening weeks of complete federal government control by Republicans and President Donald Trump have vented about health care and other issues.
King said some people at the events are paid by liberal groups backed by Democratic billionaire George Soros.