Advertisement

Things heat up at Congressman Steve Pearce's town hall meeting

Leonard Tapia
March 05, 2017 07:42 AM

RUIDOSO—Saturday morning was a very intense and emotional morning for New Mexicans who attend a town hall meeting in Ruidoso hosted by Republican Congressman Steve Pearce.

Advertisement

Outside, protesters lined the street with signs in hand and a very clear message: they're unhappy with the work the congressman is doing.

Inside, Pearce opened the floor to his constituents for any questions or concerns they had.

Some of the topics discussed were health care, transgender rights and President Trump. As you can imagine, emotions were high and even a fight broke out.

Pearce said you can never predict what's going to happen at these meetings, and felt the meeting was very productive overall.

“We covered very deep, detailed issues with a lot of passion on both sides,” said Pearce. “You can tell that there was a lot of intensity.”

However, some who attended the meeting say although they appreciate  Pearce holding the town hall, they feel he could have done a better job when it came to answering the questions they asked.

“I felt like some of the answers were a little on the vague side or some that I didn't agree with, but overall it was a good thing,” said Lydia Radosevich, a Ruidoso resident.

One woman said she traveled all the way from Las Cruces just to have her voice heard, but the meeting wasn’t all she had hoped for.

“I wasn't entirely satisfied with what I heard, I felt like he dodged some questions, but I'm really glad he at least came here,” said Barbra Kim.

About 350 people were at the meeting.  Pearce said he has always, and will continue to hold town halls.
              

Credits

Leonard Tapia

Copyright 2017 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement

Share 4 - News Tips

  Follow KOB 4 Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on YouTube Follow Us on Instagram Follow Us on Google+ RSS Email Alerts Android App iOS App

Fire, high wind, storm warnings in effect for parts of NM

BCSO: APS employee arrested for 'inappropriate relationship' with student

Tuesday morning weather forecast

Could Border Patrol recruitment affect APD's staffing?

NMSU eyes $125 million fundraising campaign amid uncertainty