KELLY TOWNSHIP -- One of President Donald Trump's biggest supporters was in Union County Friday and talked about immigration.
Rep. Lou Barletta, (R) 11th District, was the guest speaker at a monthly breakfast for two chambers of commerce, but that invite brought criticism from some voters in Barletta's district.
Around 30 people stood about a block away from the Country Cupboard near Lewisburg and held up signs. They oppose the repeal the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
But inside the restaurant, there was no mention of protesting and Congressman Barletta spoke to a sold-out crowd.
Republican Congressman Lou Barletta spoke to a crowd of over 200 people at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast near Lewisburg. Topics included immigration, health care, and President Donald Trump.
About a block away, about 30 protesters held up signs. Most were upset that Barletta favors repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Dwayne Heisler owns a small business in business in Bloomsburg and relies on Obamacare.
"If it's taken away, then what are we going to do? I don't know how I am going to get my insurance," said Dwayne Heisler of Bloomsburg.
"I wouldn't vote for repealing and pulling the plug on this until we're sure that nobody's going to fall through the cracks. And it's complicated because the affordable care act has been in existence now for a number of years," said Rep. Barletta.
Paul Hartman of Lewisburg supports Barletta and attended the breakfast. He believes the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act is moving too slowly.
"They've had at least since November, two, three months to do something, knowing he was going to become president," said Hartman.
Barletta says there is not another plan in place yet because it's just not that easy to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
As for Trump's immigration order, Barletta agrees and believes the Supreme Court will back President Trump.
"This president's doing the responsible thing and saying let's take a time out until we can put something in place to assure that those coming in from those countries are properly screened," said Barletta.
The congressman and the people we spoke with were not upset about the protesters and the protesters tell Newswatch 16 they believe their actions will make a difference.
"I hope they're listening. They're supposed to care about their constituents. We vote for them and we can vote them out of office, too," said Wendy Lynne Lee of Bloomsburg.
Congressman Barletta is happy with President Trump's first three weeks in office and pleased that he's carrying out many of his campaign promises. As for the president's tweeting, Barletta said, "that kind of stuff's not going to stop, and if anyone thinks Donald Trump is going to stop being Donald Trump, this is who he is."