Minnesota rep calls protest at his home dangerous

Published 6:10 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017

ST. PAUL  — Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis is taking issue with protesters who showed up outside of his home.

The Wednesday morning protest at the first-term Republican congressman’s suburban house was organized by Take Action Minnesota, a liberal advocacy group.

Video footage posted on Lewis’ Facebook page shows more than a dozen protesters chanting outside a home before delivering a letter calling on Lewis to oppose cuts to Medicaid funding.

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Lewis is a former conservative radio talk show host who won the 2nd Congressional District seat this fall. He called the protest a violation of his private property and “dangerous ramping up of rhetoric” that targeted his family.

A spokeswoman from Take Action Minnesota said Lewis should simply host a town hall meeting to visit with constituents who want to speak with him.