Hundreds attend Corker Town Hall meeting in Bradley Co.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker attended a scheduled town Hall meeting Monday at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
The public event to discuss health care reform was much larger than the school expected. More than 500 people attended, some watching on television from the lobby of the Dixon Center.
"This is our country and we don't want this intrusion any longer. Leave us alone," said one woman.
For the most part, Sen. Corker is on their side in opposing President Barack Obama's philosophy on health care reform.
Still, the mostly Republican crowd let him know how they feel about others in Washington.
"I would ask that you tell Nancy Pelosi, I'm one of those ugly mobsters. I'm not a racist. I'm an American and I'm sick and tired of sitting here every time something goes wrong with the president's plan, we are all racists. Well guess what? If he can call me a racist, more power to him, but he's lying," said Ron Harwell.
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I'm not racist either, and I oppose the public option as well! I hope people see that not every opponent is a raving lunatic. Also, I wish the spineless fucks in NYC would hold a Town Hall. I want to express my opposition.