First, he dropped by a meeting of the Evesham Democrat Club unannounced and earned kudos for the civil conversation that ensued.
Then on Thursday night, after his regular “Ask the Congressman” segment on WOBM (1160 AM), the two-term Congressman met the protesters waiting for him outside the station and spent a solid 40 minutes engaging them.
“Tonight, during my regular ‘Ask the Congressman’ radio program, a sizable group of my constituents peacefully demonstrated outside the WOBM studios. I respect each of them – those who disagree with me as much as those who agree with me – for exercising our most precious, God-given right of free expression,” MacArthur explained on his Facebook page….
After the radio program, I went out to the group and promised I would honestly answer their questions and asked in return that they let me speak without drowning out my answers. And that began some genuine, open, respectful conversation that touched on a range of issues including healthcare, gun control, the environment, and of course President Trump.
As I shared with my constituents tonight, I grew up with a Mom who was a progressive democrat and a Dad who was a conservative republican. They loved each other and I love and respect both of them. Talking with this crowd tonight was like dinner back at home. I’m grateful for those who took the time to make me a better representative and I always welcome the opportunity to have productive conversations with my constituents.”