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Why was there an empty chair for Dave Reichert in Cashmere?

8th District Republican Congressman Dave Reichert
U.S. Congress
Congressman Dave Reichert

Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8th Dist.) is not holding a Town Hall meeting, unless you count a Facebook Live event he's doing Thursday where he'll answer questions that you can submit online or by email.

Reichert said he's worried a Town Hall could turn into a shouting match, as others have nationwide. And he's concerned about the safety of his staff.

But some of his constituents held one without him. Monday night in Cashmere, near Wenatchee, people came to a community center and took turns standing up and asking questions, with an empty seat reserved for Reichert.

Bill Radke speaks with the organizer of that event, Michael Nash.   

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