MERIDIAN, IDAHO – Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador fielded an array of questions along with cheers, boos, applause and shouts at a lively town hall meeting Wednesday night, which drew close to 700 people.
When a questioner told Labrador he appreciated the congressman holding the meeting and that it didn’t look like much fun, Labrador said, “I actually like it – I’m used to getting booed. I get it at home all the time.” That drew a laugh.
It was Labrador’s first town hall meeting of the year; he said he hopes to hold one in North Idaho in the coming weeks. The Freedom Caucus co-founder and four-term congressman has been at the center of some of the big fights in the U.S. House, and also is pondering a possible run for governor of Idaho in 2018.
At one point about an hour into the meeting, after an extended exchange between Labrador and a questioner who called for him to back investigations of President Trump, the crowd began chanting, “Do your job, do your job!”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
DFO: Gotta give Labrador his do. He faced a raucous townhall crowd when many other Republicans avoid them.