YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Just twenty minutes before Congressman Tim Ryan was set to speak about the local benefits of Health Care Reform, the lawmaker's staff cancelled his Youngstown appearance, stating there were concerns about safety and security.
About a dozen protesters stood outside the Youngstown Community Health Center ready to question the lawmaker about his decision to vote in favor of Health Care Reform.
A number of others came to support and thank the Congressman.
A source confirms the Congressman received a threat to his office that was serious enough to report to the Capital Police and the FBI. And while the threat to his safety had nothing to do directly with the cancelled appearance, his staff says security at the health center was an issue.
Congressman Ryan is already working to re-schedule the speaking engagement as early as next week.