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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said that the thousands of protestors who swarmed his town hall on Thursday night were not actually from his state and were "paid" to protest, the Deseret News reported Friday.
Chaffetz told the paper that he was sure that the protestors, who chanted "shame!" and grilled him on investigating President Donald Trump, were Democrats and that they were trying to cause "chaos" because they don't like Trump and are upset about the results of the 2016 election.
"You could see it online a couple days before, a concerted effort in part to just cause chaos," he said, according to the Deseret News. "Democrats are in disbelief that they have nothing but flailing and screaming to deal with this."
Chaffetz said that he believes that protestors were paid to demonstrate at and disrupt his town hall, telling the paper that one speaker made it a point to make clear that he was not being paid by the Democrats. Chaffetz did not give any info to support his claim.
"Absolutely. I know there were," he said, telling the paper that it was "more of a paid attempt to bully and intimidate" than the feelings of his constituents.
That's right, the only way that people would protest Republican politicians who are not doing their job is if somebody paid them to care that much.
Kind of interesting that Chaffetz believes that money is the only motivator those showing this kind of passion, don't you think.
Kind of makes me wonder who was paying him to care enough to continue investigating Hillary Clinton.