GOP Rep. Says ‘Shut Up’ in Heated Town Hall

Texas Representative Joe Barton is the lastest to get in a verbal confrontation  at his own townhall. 

Barton was asked “Given your voting record opposing legislation protecting women from violence, will you make a commitment to us today—make a promise—that you will reach out to Congresswoman Jackie Speier and work with her to see this bill successfully through Congress.” 

Barton responded saying he believed the matter of violence against women was a state and not a federal issue, which got a big reaction from the crowd.

“It’s violence against women, that’s a national issue,” was said by one of the constituents off camera.

The video ends with Barton telling the man confronting him “You, sir, shut up,” 


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