United States Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, opened the floor to a new kind of public forum.
The senior senator visited University Place in Idaho Falls, where he appeared before constituents without prepared remarks. Instead, Crapo answered questions for the entire hour-long session.
Since Idaho Falls is his hometown and he serves on the Senate Finance Committee, Crapo was especially keen on discussing the Idaho National Lab and how it plays into the nation’s economy.
“I’m a huge advocate of nuclear power,” Crapo said. “I think the United States has missed a tremendous opportunity over the last couple of decades by not getting much more aggressively engaged in developing and building our nuclear power infrastructure. I think nuclear power can and should be a centerpiece in our effort to obtain energy independence in the United States.”
Crapo also stopped by community events in Blackfoot and Pocatello.