Congressman slams Trump at local town hall

A congressman challenged the president at a local town hall meeting Sunday to discuss what people can do to denounce what he calls the "extreme Trump agenda."



Rep. Eliot Engel held the event at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale.



The ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee decided not to shake the president's hand during his joint session of Congress. It's the first time during Engel's 29 years in the house he says he's made that decision.



Engel says President Trump's administration has made no effort to work with Congress on both sides to tackle problems.



He says the president is instead taking the wrong approach toward things like immigration by issuing travel orders and drastically ramping up border security.



Engel also called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, and a panel of speakers defended Obamacare, saying its repeal would cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance.



A group called New York Congressional District 16 Indivisible hosted the event, which provided literature like the book, "How Our Laws Are Made" to attendees.


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