U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis to hold town halls Saturday, despite threat

U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis is holding his first in-person town hall meetings in Minnesota Saturday despite what his office says was a threat. 

Lewis, a freshman lawmaker who represents Minnesota’s second district, is scheduled to host three town halls in Wabasha, Lakeville and Jordan beginning at 10 a.m. They are the first in-person town halls Lewis has held in his district since taking office, although he says he has held numerous telephone town halls. 

Spokesperson Carter Moelk said his office recently received a threatening phone call related to the town halls.

In a statement Friday, Moelk said they are working with Capitol Police and local law enforcement to ensure the town halls “are a safe place for all attendees, the Congressman and his staff.” 

A Capitol Police spokesperson said they do not comment on ongoing investigations.