Diversity of issues discussed at U.S. Rep. McCollum’s town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, who represents the Fourth Congressional District and whose political career began when she was a city council member in North St. Paul, held a town hall meeting at North High School on Feb. 1. She provided constituents with an outline of the projects she plans to prioritize this year including ensuring every American has affordable, high quality healthcare, protecting the environment and public lands, and compassionately reforming the immigration system. McCollum also updated residents on policies she said are dragging America backwards, and shared a few of the reasons she co-sponsored articles of impeachment against President Trump on Jan. 29. “It is a sad day when you start looking at impeaching the President of the United States,” McCollum said, adding, “The American people deserve to have accountability that an impeachment process provides.”

Constituents lined up to offer praise, criticism and questions. Some of the popular sentiments from the audience were requests for bipartisanship, worries about President Trump and appreciation for McCollum’s efforts toward the issue of sulfide mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Aundrea Kinney photos/Review

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