Following his exit from the interview, Mr. Blum arrived for his town hall several hours later, where it was reported that the Congressman’s staff had pre-selected the audience.
The Congressman at times misrepresented the nature of the bill, maybe because he didn’t understand it or because as he admitted the bill was “rushed” and the “process was bad”.
“If you’re getting your insurance through Medicare, nothing’s going to change. Nothing’s going to change. If you’re currently getting your health insurance through Medicaid nothing’s going to –.” It wasn’t clear what the Congressman’s final words were due to the cacophony of anger emanating from his constituents.