Congressman Paul Ryan had a chance to play peacemaker during Wednesday’s health care listening session in Janesville. A heckler took offense to Ryan’s comments about England’s health care system and the man’s daughter defended his words. She says having lived in the UK’s the European nation has better health care than the U.S.
The House Republican on more than one occasion discouraged heckling to crowd of 550 including one instance where a woman claimed to be worried about violence from such heated discussion.
The Janesville native received a standing ovation when he entered the auditorium at his alma mater and the most applause for saying he doesn’t want socialized health care.
Ryan has several sessions scheduled in Racine County Thursday and suburban Milwaukee Monday. His office has booked different venues to accommodate larger crowds than originally anticipated.
Contributed by Beth Wheelock-WCLO