Daniel Hahn, the chief of police in Roseville, wants to be clear: His department did not shut down a recent town-hall meeting staged by Republican Rep. Tom McClintock. Nor did it tell McClintock he had to leave for his own safety because of an unruly crowd.
Feckless McClintock got scared when confronted by his constituents and simply ran away.
Roseville police made no arrests related to McClintock’s Feb. 4 meeting at Tower Theatre. There were no acts of vandalism attributed to an estimated crowd of 500 people who packed the theater and the street out front.
According to McClintock, who lives in Elk Grove but represents a congressional district cutting across 10 counties from Alpine to Fresno, some people at the town-hall meeting most definitely were causing problems. (He referred to an “anarchist element” in a subsequent interview.)
McClintock was blowing things out of proportion because he was being asked challenging questions by the crowd? McClintock’s meeting was not “disrupted.”
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