BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Police escorted a number of people out of a town hall meeting Wednesday night. It's the second night in a row that Congressman Allen West held what became a heated event.
"I think they are a bunch of jerks," said Anne Dion after police walked her outside. "That's what I think about getting asked to leave."
Trouble was brewing even before the event started. Sign-carrying protesters were asked to leave private property.
U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-District 22, warned the crowd about lashing out. "You see a lot of media cameras, and the media is here because they want to see a show," he said.
The warning did not stop supporters and critics from turning up the volume.
"I don't care who's yelling at me, cursing at me, or whatever," said West. "You are still in America."
"I feel like the country is going down the tubes, and it we don't have somebody that does something about it, we are all in trouble," said Karl Hotaling, a supporter.
During the public question segment, Medicare proved to be a controversial topic.
"I don't think Medicare should be eliminated," said David Torgersen, a protester. "I think it should be there when people need it."