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Steve Southerland, GOP Congressman, Faces Tough Crowd At Town Hall In Florida

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Add Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) to the list of conservatives who have faced a tough crowd at a town hall during the August recess.

The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported that Southerland faced harsh criticism from liberal constituents at a town hall meeting in Tallahassee on Friday. The most heated exchange came when one constituent pressed Southerland on comprehensive immigration reform.

"Look, I am not going to vote on a bill that I have not read," Southerland responded as the crowd cheered.

When Barbara DeVane, a retired teacher and longtime political activist who was apparently unsatisfied with Southerland's answers, swore at Southerland, his tone became more stern.

"To use language that I would not use nor anyone else would deem proper is unacceptable," he said. "We are not going to subject those that I represent to such language."

"Then you might as well get used to it," DeVane responded, according to WCTV.

Click here to watch the clip.

Last week, Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.) faced a similar group of dissatisfied Democrats at a meeting in his Central Florida district. When Webster implied that President Barack Obama does not actually agree with his own hallmark health care law, constituents at his meeting scoffed and urged him to "tell the truth."

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