State Rep. Lewis calls protest outside his home dangerous

Published 7:51 am Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis

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 large letter calling on Lewis to oppose cuts to Medicaid funding.

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.

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A spokeswoman from Take Action Minnesota says Lewis should simply hold a town hall to meet with constituents who want to speak with him.