Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey met with voters in a town hall in Thursday evening.
Toomey took questions from an audience that was limited to 54 at the PBS39 television station in Bethlehem. It was his second televised town hall since President Donald Trump took office.
Toomey said he is not sure how serious the president is about shutting down the government if Congress does not approve funding for building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, adding that he anticipates a quick agreement on emergency funds for relief in Texas following Tropical Storm Harvey.
Across Pennsylvania, “Tuesdays with Toomey” demonstrators rally outside many of the senator’s statewide offices to press for a public town-hall meeting.
Toomey has held two “telephone town halls,” answered questions on social media and met with several groups of protesters since the election, according to his office.
Toomey, a conservative, was considered to be one of the nation’s most vulnerable incumbents heading into last November’s election but won a narrow victory for his second term.