CONCORD – The ejection of a retired police officer at Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s recent town hall meeting is gaining national attention today. Carl Tomanelli, a Londonderry resident and former member of the New York Police Department, was thrown out of the event after trying to voice his opposition to Ms. Shea-Porter’s disastrous health care agenda.
Fox News covered the town hall controversy this morning, noting the Congresswoman’s history as an anti-war activist. Before her 2006 election to Congress, Ms. Shea-Porter routinely spoke out at town hall meetings hosted by her predecessor Jeb Bradley and participated in protests against the war in Iraq.
Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter have spent the majority of the Congressional recess meeting with liberal bloggers, campaign contributors and special interest groups while avoiding contact with their constituents. Mr. Hodes has failed to announce any plans to hold a face-to-face town hall meeting to discuss his support for a government takeover of health care. He has also insulted the intelligence of New Hampshire voters who disagree with his disastrous agenda, calling them members of the “flat-earth society.”