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AL congressman holds town hall meeting in Lee County

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LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

AL Congressman Mike Rogers felt the heat at times during his town hall meeting in Lee County.

"You asked me a question. I'm not going to get into a debate with you about this," Rogers said during a packed house.

But by and large the meeting was respectful with questions ranging from healthcare, North Korea and whether the federal investigation will reveal anything of significance between President Trump and the Russians. Rogers did admit bipartisanship in Congress seems to have become a lost art.

"I've never seen anything like this, but this country has gone through a lot and survived," Rogers said.

Steve Harrison of Auburn felt the need to be here.

"I recognize his good intentions, but I'm not sure I agree with all of his policies," Harrison said.

Mixed reactions from Marilyn Vogel of Lee County.

"He still sees Russia as a problem, but I was not satisfied that he sees no evidence of Russian interference in our elections," she said.

Mark Davis, on the other hand, was quite pointed.

"I'm concerned he hasn't come against the president's fire and fury," Davis said.

"I fully support the president's rhetoric," Rogers said.

When the congressman ended his town hall meeting, police escorted one man out the door.

"I'm just trying to pass out fliers on his voting record!!" the man said.

The give-and-take lasted an hour. Not everyone agreed, but all agreed the challenges are complex and far reaching.

Rogers has been a U.S. Representative since 2003 and serves on the Committees of Armed Services, Agriculture and Homeland Security.

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