SALT LAKE CITY — Utah GOP Chairman James Evans said Thursday members of the state’s all-Republican congressional delegation should avoid holding town hall meetings in the wake of the raucous crowd that turned out for Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

“I’ve asked them to delay town hall meetings because of the recent acts of violence and intimidation by several left-wing groups,” Evans said, naming Utah Indivisible, the Utah Democratic Party and Organizing for America.

Instead of traditional town hall meetings, Evans advised members of Congress hold tele-town halls by phone or limit attendance that they can better control. He offered the party’s help in screening attendees to ensure they are constituents.

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