Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says the protesters who disrupted his Thursday town hall were "a paid attempt to bully and intimidate." "You could see it online a couple days before, a concerted effort in part to just cause chaos," Chaffetz said Friday, according to KSL.com. "Democrats are in disbelief that they have nothing but flailing and screaming to deal with this."
Chaffetz offered no evidence that attendees were paid to be there. The House Oversight Committee chairman faced a crowd of demonstrators at a town hall in his home state of Utah on Thursday, as protesters called on the congressman to investigate President Trump the way he did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Demonstrators reportedly booed when Trump's name was mentioned. At one point, Chaffetz told a town hall attendee that the president is exempt from conflict of interest laws.