Gastonia Mom Kicked Out of Congressman’s Office After Healthcare Complaint
GASTONIA, NC – A Gastonia mom she was kicked out of Congressman Patrick McHenry’s office after she went to complain about his healthcare vote.
A Facebook video she posted now has over a million views.
Julie Anderson says her 4-year-old daughter has a pre-existing condition and she’s worried she wouldn’t be able to afford treatment if Obamacare goes away.
Anderson tells WCCB Charlotte she went to the Congressman’s Gastonia office to file a complaint — but was instead forced to leave.
“I just wanted to be heard. I wanted someone to listen,” she says.
She says her 4-year-old daughter Loretta has a condition where her liver is too small and she needs stem cell treatments.
She says little girl was denied coverage before Obamacare and the treatment is too expensive to pay out of pocket.
“Making my child uninsurable for something that’s not her fault is not OK,” she says in the video.
A spokesperson for McHenry sent WCCB Charlotte a statement that reads in part, “The individual’s removal.. was initiated by the on-duty Gaston County Sheriff’s deputy stationed at the building. It was not requested by the Congressman’s staff.”
Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger told WCCB Charlotte Anderson was forced to leave because she was cursing and being disruptive.
Anderson says she felt like she had to take a stand.
“There are thousands of people like me who are watching their kids get sicker and sicker and we can’t do anything about it,” she says in the video.