Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

ICYMI— Rooney Holds Town Hall Meeting

Apr 3, 2017
Press Release


ICYMI— Rooney Holds Town Hall Meeting

In Case You Missed It – On Monday, March 6th, Congressman Tom Rooney hosted a town hall meeting with over 650 of his constituents in attendance. A number of reporters also attended and covered the town hall meeting in extensive detail. Here you can see some of the coverage, just in case you missed it.

Florida Congressman Faces Raucous Crowd at Town Hall Meeting
“ENGLEWOOD — It took about three minutes for the majority of the crowd at Florida Congressman Tom Rooney's town hall meeting Monday to start booing about everything from the environment to health care.”

Another Republican Faces Boos, Raucous Crowd at Town Hall Meeting
"We don’t live in a perfect world,” said the Republican Congressman, standing alone in front of a podium on stage at the Englewood Events Center. And that’s when the shouting started.”

Rooney’s Answers at Town Hall Satisfy Few
“When they asked the questions, they really didn't want the answer," observed Cynthia Crowe, a member of the Republican Club of South Sarasota County. "When you ask the question, you wait for the answer; if you want to boo him after the answer, go ahead… I think he conducted himself fabulously," she added. "He did an excellent job."

Buchanan Schedules Town Hall
“U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, an Okeechobee Republican whose district includes Southern Sarasota County, held a town hall in Englewood Monday that drew more than 600 people, many of them critical of the GOP agenda in Congress.”

Rep. Tom Rooney Faces Raucous Crowd at Town Hall Meeting
“In the end, everyone agreed on one thing: Rooney showed guts, standing up in front of a room full of angry voters. He said he was going to Washington today to vote, and walked off stage to a smattering of applause.”

Rooney gets an earful
“Congressman stands his ground at town hall meeting. Affordable health care. Clean water. Russia’s meddling in the presidential election. Questions about these and other hot-button topics were fired at U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, by a crowd at the Englewood Event Center.”

Rooney event draws crowds, disagreement
“For local Englewood business owner Robert Vanreyendam, the town hall was important to hear what Rooney had to say. “I love everything he stands for,” said Vanreyendam.”

GOOD MORNING - In the immortal words of Yakov Smirnoff ... 
“Tom Rooney showed up in a plaid shirt and blue jeans. He should have been wearing armor. The Republican Congressman held a town hall meeting in Englewood on Monday, and it was clear from the beginning that his job wasn’t going to be easy.” 

OUR VIEW: Relaxed Rooney meets the ‘opposition’  
““During the Election, Rooney was criticized by opponents for not putting himself out into the community for just this type of event. Other Republican congressmen in recent weeks have ducked what they know will be uncomfortable confrontations. From what we saw Monday, more of the same would serve Rooney well. He’s good at it.”

Florida Congressman Rooney Faces Raucous Crowd at Town Hall Meeting 
“I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat, if you hate my guts or if you voted for me. I'm telling the truth. If we don't fix our retirement programs now, I'm not getting Social Security," he said. "Do you not want that for your kids and grandchildren?"

Congressman Tom Rooney Holds Town Hall Meeting 
“Close to 800 people attended Tom Rooney’s town hall, some arriving as early as 7:30 for a front row seat. Most of the attendees who spoke with SNN had one topic in common: President Trump. Everything from his tweets to his tax returns, to possible Russian connections"

Florida Congressman Faces Raucous Crowd at Town Hall Meeting 
The 46-year-old congressman also offered some dire predictions about Social Security and said it must be fixed, otherwise younger generations will be out of luck.