Police investigating threat related to town halls Minnesota Congressman Jason Lewis is holding in Wabasha, Lakeville, Jordan

Lewis' office received a threatening phone call.
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Minnesota Congressman Jason Lewis will host town hall events in Minnesota as scheduled this weekend despite receiving a serious threat.

Capitol Police in Washington, D.C, are investigating a threatening phone call that Lewis' office received, and the threat was related to town hall events Lewis is hosting in Wabasha, Lakeville and Jordan on Saturday. 

"In consultation with the Capitol Police, we are working with local law enforcement to ensure the town halls are a safe place for all attendees, the Congressman, and his staff," Lewis' office said in a statement

Details about the threat were not provided. 

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"My top priority as a Representative is to listen and work on the issues facing Minnesotans," Lewis said, who has been under fire for not hosting more public Town Halls with his constituents.

Even the Town Halls this weekend have been a cause of annoyance among some constituents as they had to apply to attend, only to have their applications rejected, as the Chanhassen Villager notes.

The event also requires photographic ID, and Lewis' office hasn't yet commented on how attendees have been selected, leading to concerns of what CityPages describes of an audience "stacked" in Lewis' favor.

In his statement however, Lewis says that he has held "19 telephone town halls, 7 employee town halls, met with 271 groups in Minnesota, replied to 139,846 constituent comments, and visited more than 150 communities" in the 2nd District during his tenure so far.

"Anyone who listened to me on the radio knows I love a good discussion on the substance of the issues of the day so I’m looking forward to the chance to answer more of my constituents’ questions tomorrow in Wabasha, Lakeville, and Jordan."

The first town hall is at 10 a.m. in Wabasha, then 1:30 p.m. in Lakeville and 5 p.m. in Jordan. 

The town halls are for ticket-holders only. 

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