Palmer talks planned parenthood, Iran deal during Chelsea visit

U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer talks during a visit to Snider’s Pharmacy in Chelsea on July 31. (Reporter Photo/Jennifer Bailey)

U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer talks during a visit to Snider’s Pharmacy in Chelsea on July 31. (Reporter Photo/Jennifer Bailey)

By JENNIFER BAILEY / Staff Writer

CHELSEA – On Friday, July 31, Congressman Gary Palmer came to Snider’s Pharmacy/Ground Up Coffee and Smoothies off of U.S. 280 in Chelsea. The event was sponsored by the Birmingham Association of Realtors.

Members of the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, the Birmingham Association of Realtors, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Chelsea Citizen Observer Patrol and many others were in attendance.

Palmer represents the 6th Congressional District. He was elected to the 114th Congress in 2014.

During the event, Palmer touched on several topics, including videos that have been shared on social media about Planned Parenthood, the Iran Deal and Healthcare.

Palmer said the “shares of the Planned Parenthood videos have shocked the nation.” He went on to say that he has called for an independent council to investigate Planned Parenthood because of these videos.

When speaking about the Iran Deal, Palmer said the deal needs to be rejected and that the US needs to begin to export crude oil to the world marketplace. Palmer said that if the Iran Deal is passed, “there could be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”

Palmer also talked about the health care system in America. Palmer said that the future of healthcare in in health savings accounts. He went on to explain the numbers that would go along with this idea.

Before being elected in 2014, Palmer had never served in office. Palmer serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Budget Committee, the Space, Science and Technology Committee and also represents Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina on the Republican Policy Committee.