CHICAGO - Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) was not prepared for the Chicago media that overwhelmed him and one aide as they left the City Club luncheon Monday afternoon.
"I could see only one other person with him as they walked down the sidewalk to their parked car, Roskam got in the front seat alongside the driver," said Illinois Review contributor Mark Weyermuller, who also snapped photos of the media frenzy.
Roskam spoke at the non-partisan luncheon and took pre-submitted questions from City Club members after his speech - without incident. Outside were 30 or so anti-Trump and anti-GOP protesters.
As Roskam left the forum, the Chicago media merged on him and his aide and shouted questions and appeared to block Roskam from leaving the location.
Roskam has, as have several other Republican Congressional members, been targeted by Democrat and liberal activists to intimidate them from their anti-Democrat policy positions by demonstrations, protests and letters to the editor calling for him to meet with them and hear their grievances.
Roskam told those in the City Club that he had held a town hall and, like his colleagues' town halls, the event was "miserable." Roskam listed hundreds of visits with 6th district constituents, businesses and organizations over the past few years, saying he's been accessible to those in his district.