ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds of local residents brought concerns about President Trump and his policies to a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday, where the crowd poured into overflow rooms at Central New Mexico Community College Workforce Training Center.
Scheduled to last two hours, the Albuquerque Democrat who represents the 1st Congressional District fielded questions from the left-leaning crowd, estimated at 675 people, for four hours until everyone who wanted to ask a question had the chance to do so.
In her answers, Lujan Grisham touched on numerous national issues, including immigration, health care, Russia’s influence in the presidential election, President Donald Trump and the state of the Democratic Party.
“If nothing else, after this election, people are really following the things that they care about, paying attention and trying to get facts about them,” she said in an interview after the meeting. “There is definitely a movement to protect democracy and protect our constitutional protections.”
Last week, many Republican members of Congress who held town halls during their returns to their districts were met with protestors angry about Trump.
The crowd in Albuquerque, most of whom expressed some…