Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) hosted a townhall on Saturday, addressing constituents in a tense atmosphere, The Hill reports.
Issa was calm and composed, answering questions about his past comments on paid protestors.
“Indivisible is an organized protest movement with paid people running it on a national basis,” Issa said.
“I have never looked at anybody in any of my town hall meetings and said you’re a paid protestors,” he said after being heckled with hissing and boos.
Issa also defended his vote to repeal and replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying, “Sometimes you see two hundred of your constituents, five hundred of your constituents, and you see the same ones again and again, and many of you are those five-hundred constituents.”
At least one attendees was not satisfied with this response, yelling, “how rude!”
Issa has been in Congress for nine terms, and is up for reelection again in 2018.