Washington (CNN) – House Republicans back home for congressional recess have been getting some tough questions about plans to overhaul Medicare, but GOP freshman Daniel Webster's town hall meeting in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday was beyond tough - it turned into a chaotic scene.
Webster used charts and graphs to try to explain the controversial House GOP budget he voted for, but he could barely be heard over angry yelling - mostly about the Medicare proposal.
Webster tried to explain that the GOP plan - which would create new private accounts for seniors to choose from - would not kick in for some 10 years, and not affect anyone age 55 or older. But it was hard to get his message across over the cacophony of loud voices in the audience.
Another man asked if Webster was voting to "privatize Medicare and cut VA benefits," and accused Webster of giving away "all these tax cuts."
Before Webster could answer, there was more yelling.
Some in the crowd came to Webster's defense, chanting, "Let him talk, let him talk!"
It was hard to determine how much of the anger was genuine, and how much was ginned up by Democrats who are making it their mission during this two-week congressional recess to attack Republicans on Medicare. In fact, CNN covered this town hall after Democrats put in on a list of Republican events they planned to target.
Some in attendance told CNN they were everyday, average citizens, but others appeared to be organized by liberal groups. The Orlando Sentinel reported that some of the angry audience members included those with the left-leaning Moveon.org.
Regardless, it was one of the more raucous town hall events in some time, reminiscent of the kind of anger Democrats faced in 2009 and 2010 over their plans to overhaul health care.
Things got so tumultuous at the Orlando session that a police officer eventually came to the front of the room to try to calm people down.
"Excuse me, we are all adults here, we're not going to get things solved by yelling and screaming and hollering," said the officer.
"We are grown people, we're grown people, let's conduct ourselves likewise," he said.