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Wheelchair-Bound Woman Shouted Down At New Jersey Health Care Town Hall (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 10/18/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:00 PM ET

Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the man who recently "let it be known" that he'd step in should Gov. Corzine drop out of the New Jersey gubernatorial race, had his hands full at a town hall meeting in Red Bank last week.

More than 1,500 people showed up to talk health care, but things quickly turned ugly. Much like the unruly town hall meetings that have been going on across the country, the angry crowd held up bizarre and nonsensical posters of protest while hurling insults at Rep. Pallone, and each other.

A new low for these meetings may have been set when the crowd shouted down a wheelchair-bound woman with "two incurable auto-immune diseases" who had the gall to ask a question.

NJ.com has footage of the meeting:



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