8th District Congressman Joe Walsh was greeted by a packed house at his first town hall meeting after he was sworn into office.
Against the backdrop of the Tucson, Arizona, shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Griffords, citizens packed the Wauconda Township Hall last night.
When he held a pre-swearing in town hall meeting at McHenry West High School, Walsh had told attendees that he was going to hold so many town hall meetings that people would get tired of them.
At Wauconda, he promised one a week.
As the Daily Herald reported,
“And so help me God, speaking for myself, I will not let one 22-year-old, sick, deranged soul change what I do.”
Congressman Walsh said,
“We had over 250 citizens, and 40 or so were turned away.”