Dozens attend Sen. Capito's mobile office hours in Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Dozens packed the Morgantown Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to voice their opinions on a variety of issues to Senator Shelley Moore Capito's staff.

They spoke up on their stands on things such as President Donald Trump's immigration ban, and health care.

Capito told 5 News she was pleased to know so many people were at the meeting. Issues were bounced back and forth for about an hour and a half.

"We would like to hear that we've been heard," said Megan Smith from Monongalia County. "We're not necessarily expecting Capito to agree with us on all of the issues."

The people who we spoke with told us they want to be able to discuss their viewpoints on these issues with Senator Capito.

"The Muslim ban, it's really just not what this country stands for," said Sara Anderson from Monongalia County. "I disagree with it whole heartedly, and want to hear a response that takes the concerns of our constituents into account."

One man told 5 News health care was an important target that he felt needed to be discussed.

"I want her to protect the ACA because a gay man living with HIV, I know that without health care, many people will die including myself," said Roger Banks.

After the meeting, we were able to get a hold of Senator Capito herself to hear what she had to say. She responded to some of the issues that were brought up, such as health care.

"That's why I'm on the Patient Freedom Act because it preserves the parts of Obamacare particularly if you have a pre-existing condition that you're not discriminated against, that's important to me," Senator Capito said. "That's why I'm one of the key co-sponsors of that bill."

When it comes to education, that was an important topic for her to discuss.

"My children have attended all the way through in Kanawha County, the public schools. I'm very passionate about that."

We also spoke with a number of you in the area to hear your thoughts. One person didn't want to go on camera, but said protecting the country and altering health care were important to him.

"It needs to be repealed in some ways because it's too long, it's too expensive for people," he said.

Senator Capito said while there are no plans for a town hall right now but she is not ruling it our.

Her office emphasized anyone who wishes to meet with Senator Capito should contact her at www.capito.senate.gov and that she meets with residents in both her state and Washington, D.C. offices. She met with a large group of West Virginians during her constituent coffee in Washington, Wednesday and plans to travel the state meeting with constituents during the upcoming state work week.