Video: Arizona Congressman's Constituents Fired Up Over Chemtrails
"Chemtrails" are apparently a hot political issue in Arizona.
Less than a year after state Senator Kelli Ward held a community meeting in her Lake Havasu district to address concerns from her constituents that the government is poisoning people with chemicals dumped from airplanes, another politician took heat over his refusal to buy into the conspiracy theories.
In Kingman, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, a Republican, faced questions at a town hall meeting from several people on the chemtrail subject, including one who claimed his body is "filled" with the elements barium, strontium, and aluminum.
Gosar asked where the "science guys" were in the room, to which the constituent answered, "We don't need science!"
Gosar replied, with a surprised look on his face, "Really?"
Gosar's "really?" face.
(You can hear the one concerned voice in the background saying, "We need science . . . we need science".)
Gosar tried to explain to everyone about the reality of people not being subjected to government-funded poison drops from airplanes, but the room wasn't havin' it.
One woman proceeded to shout at Gosar that several of them in the community have been "researching" this for years, and Gosar decided to play along by suggesting that the woman take her research to one of the state's public universities and see what they think about it.
At the end of the video, yet another person tries to chat with Gosar on the chemtrail subject, and he made it clear that he's done discussing it.
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