Senator Charles Grassley’s town hall meeting on health care in Winterset today was moved outdoors to accommodate the large crowd of 300 or so people.
Crowd members occasionally quibbled among themselves, but never went after Grassley directly over the health care issue. Grassley without being prompted defended his closed door negations with Democrats, saying he was hired to do a job and not to sit around with his feet up.
Grassley has meetings scheduled later today in Afton, Panora and Adel. Grassley’s meetings are drawing much more attention than normal after several instances where other members of congress and the senate have been confronted on the health care issues.
National news crews were on hand in Winterset for the meeting.