U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on Sunday worked a 20 foot stretch of the line of people that snaked around Broomfield High School. It was a perfect Colorado springtime afternoon yet more than a 1,000 people showed up for his congressional town hall. The same amount turned out hours later 55 miles north at the town hall he held in Fort Collins.
In Broomfield, the people in line were overwhelmingly Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters deeply concerned with news of “the Trump administration troubles,” as one man put it. As became clear over the course of the meeting, he was talking about what the crowd views as Trump administration executive oder overreaches, potential business conflicts of interest, the inexperience of his staffers and appointees, reports of unofficial contacts with the Russian government officials and advisers, and retrograde policy positions on health care, immigration, civil rights, the environment and national security.