Tensions flared during 'Coffee with Cramer' in Mandan

Published: May. 11, 2017 at 6:40 PM CDT
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Things got physical at a town hall meeting this afternoon in Mandan with Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

Two people were escorted from the Coffee with Cramer event by police officers.

Things got heated, when Cramer was accused of supporting tax cuts for the wealthy.

Cramer tried to take the altercations in stride, but admitted later that he was a little startled when one attendee put his hands on the states only member of the house of representatives.

Tensions flared, and sparks flew over coffee with Cramer.

Two people were ejected from Congressman Kevin Cramer's town hall event in Mandan. But for the state's lone member of the House of representatives, it's all part of the job.

"I don't have to agree with them but I still have an obligation to listen to them and at least provide them that opportunity and once and a while I might be persuaded by something," said Cramer.

Most of the day's discussion focused on health care.

Cramer's unwavering support of President Donald Trump was also questioned.

"The American people trust a successful business person to do for the country what he's been able to do for them. And guess what? So far it's worked really well," said Cramer.

Approximately 50 people attended Thursday's event. The crowd was split roughly 50/50 in support of and against Cramer's voting record.

Cramer also defended the president’s actions, firing FBI Director James Comey.

Saying Democrats were calling for Comey 's dismissal in October, when the Clinton e-mail investigation was re-opened.