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"Liar" chanted at McMorris Rodgers during MLK Day speech

SPOKANE, Wash. - The crowd turned on local Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at the Spokane Convention Center on Monday.

Thousands of people gathered at the rally before the planned march through downtown Spokane.

Spokane Mayor David Condon and McMorris Rodgers, the U.S. Representative from Washington's 5th congressional district, both spoke at the rally about unity.

During the rally, attendees were heard booing McMorris Rodgers, yelling the word "liar" and chanting about saving healthcare.

 

 

 

McMorris Rodgers has been vocal regarding her support of repealing "Obamacare."

A spokesperson for the Congresswoman reached out to KXLY4 with the following statement:

“Today's Martin Luther King Jr., Day Rally and Unity March was about unifying around the core values that we, as Americans, all share, which is why the Congresswoman was honored to be invited to speak and share her thoughts on unity. The Congresswoman looks forward to keeping the lines of communication open when discussing how to ensure a smooth and stable transition out of Obamacare to put in place a 21st Century health care system.”


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