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Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick's "all-issues" town hall

Posted at 10:16 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 01:16:40-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick hosted the public forum on the east side. Dozens of people showed up for the 90-minute event.

The discussions focused on some of most controversial topics, such as the environment, immigration and abortion rights. Some wanted to know the congresswoman's stance on the new abortion laws in Alabama.

"I'm a supporter of a woman's right to chose, I have been for a long, long time, and will continue to fight against those laws that really infringe on what is a woman's healthcare decision that she should make with her doctor," said Kirkpatrick.

Most of the questions, though, centered on the Mueller report hot topic today after Robert Mueller ended his silence on the Russian interference investigation. He reiterated his key point, "If we were sure Trump committed no crimes, we would have said so." Many at the public forum told Kirkpatrick, they want congress to move forward with impeachment proceedings.

"Nobody is above the law. Not even the President. So what we're doing now in the House is investigating and we have to finish that process and make sure we do it thoroughly. And then we'll look at the evidence and see," said Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick also used tonight's town hall to report on what her office has accomplished in its first 100 days. Such as voting for the Paycheck Fairness Act, voting for enhanced background checks for gun owners, and introducing the American Dream Employment Act.