Republican Congressman Steve Watkins (KS) showed up for a Monday town hall with about 30 people, and it didn’t go well after people started asking questions about the increasing gun violence in their state.
In a moment captured on video by the Topeka Capital-Journal, Watkins was confronted by Danielle Twemlow, a member of Moms Demand Action about why he refused to support gun safety as well as the Violence Against Women Act.
In the video, an audience member can be heard gasping upon hearing he refused to reauthorize the 25-year-old law that helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Watkins responded that the bill was filled with “poisoned pills” so he wasn’t going to support it. As Twemlow began debating with Watkins, a staffer stepped in to say that they were running short on time and had two questions left.
“Ohhhhh,” groaned the audience in response.
“He had no answer,” Steve Waugh told Associated Press reporter John Hanna after the town hall. “I wasn’t happy with his response.”
“There’s clearly no definitive solution,” Watkins told the press after the meeting.
“Access to guns is really the issue,” Twemlow told Watkins.
Watch the video below via the Cap-Jounrnal.
Share your thoughts.