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Protesters From West Houston Want A Town Hall Meeting With Their Congressman

Republican lawmakers across the country are being confronted by concerned citizens. In the Houston area, protesters from Congressman John Culberson’s district stand divided on how they’re being represented.

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  • Richey Harmone holding a Culberson sign.
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Close to a hundred protesters who predominantly live in Culberson's District were chanting their beliefs outside of Lakeside Country Club.

Inside the country club the congressman was meeting with the Village Republican Women's group where a $50 fee was required to attend.

Sarah Wood was one of the protesters who live down the street from the country club.

"Culberson has systematically ignored the democratic and progressive voice here in his district, " Woods says. "He's held no town halls. I've called his number. Never had a staff member answer. I've never had anyone call back. We're here to shake him awake, and say you can talk to the country club, but you need to talk to us too."

Standing across from the large protest group a smaller crowd of about 20 people held pro Trump and Culberson signs.

One of those people was Richey Harmone.

"Well, the reason I'm here is because I want to show support to the president. All we are saying his give Trump a chance," Harmone says. "I think basically we all have the same desires for the country. It's just that we think this is a better way to approach it."

This is the only event Culberson had scheduled in his area while on recess, although he is holding a telephone Town Hall on March 1.

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