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A Talk With Sen. Johnny Isakson: Health Care, Charlottesville And The VA

During a town hall meeting Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia got more questions on health care than on any other subject.
During a town hall meeting Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia got more questions on health care than on any other subject.
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Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, speaking with Denis O'Hayer on “Morning Edition”

On Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia held what at times was a noisy town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University.  

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Isakson drew cheers when he began with remarks condemning the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists. But he got more questions — and occasional shouted criticism — on health care than on any other single subject.

On “Morning Edition,” Isakson spoke with Denis O’Hayer about what the Senate should do next on health care; the reactions of fellow Republicans to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia; and a Veterans Administration bill he sponsored, which President Donald Trump just signed into law.