By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.
US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”
Rep. Rogers said, “Every August District Work Period I make my way across East Alabama to visit with folks and am pleased I was able to host public forums today in Lee and Calhoun Counties. I want to thank Southern Union State Community College and the Cities of Opelika and Oxford for being such welcoming hosts. I also want to thank the local law enforcement for their role in keeping the events safe and secure for all attendees.”
Longtime Alabama broadcaster Jim Vice was the moderator for the Opelika event. State Senator Tom Whatley (R-Lee County), who represents state House District 27 in the Alabama Legislature and is a Colonel in the Army National Guard participated in the event. Former Congressman Glen Browder (D), who is now a distinguished Jacksonville State University professor, served as the moderator for the Oxford event. Pastor C.O. Grinstead, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Oxford opened the meeting with prayer.
Rogers answered questions about national security, illegal immigration, President Trump, health care and other constituent concerns.
Congressman Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s Third Congressional District.
Rogers is Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Strategic Forces subcommittee and a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and House Agriculture Committee.
Some GOP Congressmen have stopped holding town halls because of the sometimes rowdy, sometimes obnoxious, often from out of district, leftist demonstrators who have been crowding such events to protest efforts to repeal Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010).