Reps Feel Public Outrage at Town Hall Meetings

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Constituents of Congressman Scott Taylor at a town hall meeting on February 19, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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Congressional lawmakers are facing angry crowds at town hall meetings all across the country. It seems like a reversal of the Tea Party uprising in 2008 and 2009 — this time most of the anger is directed at GOP lawmakers.

Republican representatives are facing increasingly loud protests from voters wary about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the tumultuous first month of President Donald Trump's term. The chaos has led many lawmakers to cancel town hall events, or result to "tele-town halls" as a way to avoid confrontations with constituents.

But Republican Congressman Scott Taylor is taking things head on. Taylor, 37, has been in Congress just about a month and a half after easily winning his election in Virginia Beach, a military-heavy section of Virginia's Tidewater region.

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich traveled to Taylor's district over the weekend to talk to the new congressman, attend a contentious town hall, and to find out whether lawmakers like Taylor are feeling real heat after Donald Trump's election.

Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear Zwillich's full report, and check out photos from the town hall above and below.