Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) distanced himself from President Trump when confronted at a raucous town hall Saturday, telling voters that he would have preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) to be president.
Issa was confronted by a Republican constituent who said he feared President Trump's agenda.
“I voted for Reagan, I voted for both Bushes, and I never voted for Obama,” he explained to Issa. “However, I am afraid of President Donald Trump.”
Issa wouldn't defend Trump, and instead pointed to his own support for Rubio during the 2016 Republican primary as a defense.
“I was out of the district campaigning all over for [Marco] Rubio,” Issa responded. “He was my first choice.”
Issa campaigned for Rubio during the primary, but eventually endorsed Trump after Rubio dropped out following a poor performance in Florida's primary.
The California lawmaker was ridiculed on social media Friday after he climbed on to the roof of a building after attempting to speak with protesters. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/336248-issa-distances-himself-from-trump-at-contentious-town-hall