Gianforte Recaps Eighth Statewide Town Hall of 2019
Congressman Greg Gianforte last night held his eighth statewide town hall of 2019.
“Last night, I connected with thousands of Montanans and listened to their ideas, concerns, and opinions on issues important to them,” Gianforte said. “What I hear from Montanans, whether sitting down with them on my tour of Montana’s 56 counties or during statewide town halls, guides me as I serve Montana.”
Gianforte’s statewide town hall reached nearly 100,000 Montanans. Gianforte took questions from constituents throughout the state, including Corvallis, Eureka, Grass Range, Olney, Raynesford, St. Marie, Stevensville, Twodot, and Vaughn, as well as several larger towns and cities.
Many of the questions Montanans posed to Gianforte related to veterans’ issues, natural resources, health care, trade, agriculture, Second Amendment rights, the national debt, and House Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Trump.
In addition to last night’s town hall, Gianforte has held statewide town halls in January, February, April, May, and September as well as town halls for seniors throughout the state in April and July.
During last night’s town hall, Gianforte posed five questions to Montanans to gauge their opinions on various topics. The survey questions and results follow:
1. What do you believe is the most important issue facing America today?
35% - Border security
25% - Out-of-control spending and debt
12% - Rising health care costs
12% - National security and the military
9% - The environment and climate change
7% - The economy and good-paying jobs
2. Do you believe President Trump should be impeached?
87% - No
13% - Yes
3. Do you believe Congress should quickly consider and ratify the trade agreement among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico?
88% - Yes
12% - No
4. Do you believe an impeachment inquiry of President Trump hinders Congress’ ability to focus on issues important to the American people?
91% - Yes
9% - No
5. When it comes to holding town hall events, do you prefer statewide town halls, like this, or physical town hall meetings?
84% - Statewide town halls
16% - Physical town halls
Montanans may sign up to participate in Gianforte’s statewide town halls by calling staff in his Washington office at 202-225-3211 or texting REPGIANFORTE to 833-TXT-LIVE.