Politics & Government

Emotions run high at Rep. Myrick's town hall meeting

WEDDINGTON — More that 1,200 people crowded into Weddington High School Tuesday night for a boisterous town hall meeting that evoked passionate sentiments not only about health care, but also immigration and the Obama administration.

“It's not about covering the uninsured in this country, it seems to me it's all about control,” Union County businessman Tony Mangum said, voice breaking. “I get emotional because I fear we're losing this country.”

A crowd that filled the school auditorium and overflowed into the cafeteria came out for the first of three town halls this week hosted by U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte.

Myrick, a Republican, opened the gathering by outlining her own opposition to Democratic health care bills and support for alternatives, including tax credits and continued reliance on the markets.

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