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2K gather in Oregon City for Sen. Wyden town hall

The senator's town hall took place at Oregon City High School

Eileen Park and KOIN 6 News Staff - OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) -- Nearly 2,000 Clackamas County residents came out to a town hall in Oregon City to ask Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, questions.

On Saturday morning a fiery Wyden echoed the concerns of Democrats and even some Republicans.

For more than an hour, the senator fielded a variety of questions and listened to concerns from his constituents.

Wyden covered a range of topics, including President Donald Trump's latest nominations.

"It doesn't make much sense to put somebody in charge of the EPA who has been trying to unravel the agency for years," he said.

Other voters wanted to know what they can do.

"I just feel like democracy is absolutely being threatened and that we need to all of us, get very clear about the Constitution," said Lynn Mauser-Bain, who attended the meeting.

Michael Anderson, who also attended the meeting, said, "I'm worried about the ability to get anything done in a world where we're not able to agree on basic facts."

Saturday mainly offered an opportunity for voters to vent and to demand from their lawmakers what they want changed.

Wyden also spoke on Trump's unreleased taxes.

"I'm the author of the legislation that would require presidential candidates and presidents to disclose their taxes. And I'm committed to making sure the American people get that information," said Wyden.


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