Congressman Don Bacon was scheduled to appear at a constituent sponsored meeting last week at Omaha’s Westside Middle School. Mary Jane Truemper organized the event on behalf of Homemakers for America. She received a call from officials with that group who wanted to learn more about the political process and teach their children about civics.
Truemper says once the message got out on social media, members of Indivisible Omaha started registering for the event. She had seen at what happened at prior town hall meetings held by Senator Deb Fischer and Senator Ben Sasse and wanted to avoid any confrontation from the crowd.
Truemper says, “I sent out an email and said this was private and we would be checking and vetting people before admitting them. Then on social media we saw they doubled-down and they were trying to figure out ways they could still get in and all of this and began registering even more. I just decided with this being a child-friendly event I just felt we had to cancel it and put it off until we could provide more security.”