Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., spoke with attendees of a town hall in Battle Creek for almost twice as long as scheduled on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., compares the atmosphere surrounding town hall meetings to that found on social media, he told a gathering in his district on Thursday.
“I look at some of the comments you see online, and the rhetoric you see on both sides has gotten way out of line,” he told the crowd, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer. “I think we have to find ways to work together to be critical of our government and our government officials, making sure that you're holding them accountable, but you have to find ways to make sure you're respectful toward each other.”