Democratic lawmaker invites Republican to town hall after he accuses her of dodging voters on impeachment

Democratic lawmaker invites Republican to town hall after he accuses her of dodging voters on impeachment
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Rep. Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaOvernight Defense: Watchdog blasts government's handling of Afghanistan conflict | Biden asks Pentagon to look into mandatory vaccines | Congress passes new Capitol security bill Overnight Defense: House Armed Services starts defense bill markups | Two Navy sailors die of COVID-19 | Pentagon reimposes mask mandate in some places Misled condemnation of the Lebanese Armed Forces will help Hezbollah MORE (D-Va.) on Monday invited her predecessor, former Rep. Scott TaylorScott William TaylorElaine Luria endorses McAuliffe for governor in Virginia Democratic primary Luria holds onto Virginia House seat Chamber-backed Democrats embrace endorsements in final stretch MORE (R), to her next town hall Thursday after he accused her on Twitter of dodging her constituents since she backed an impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals MORE.

“She was making CLEAR call for impeachment before she was CLEAR on anything. @SpeakerPelosi used her & the others for cover for the launch. Now she should explain to her constituents why she thinks their votes for or against @realDonaldTrump don’t matter. Where is her town hall??” tweeted Taylor, who represented Virginia’s 2nd District from 2017 to 2019, about Luria. He also linked to a local news interview where she spoke in favor of impeachment.


“Mr. Taylor, as my constituent, I would like to invite you to attend my next town hall this Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church. Hope to see you there!” Luria tweeted in response.

Luria, a former Navy officer, was one of seven Democrats with national security or military backgrounds who represent swing districts who called for impeachment proceedings in a Sept. 23 Washington Post op-ed.

Although Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive things to watch in two Ohio special election primaries Clintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections MORE won Virginia in the 2016 presidential election, the 2nd District went for Trump by 3 points, the narrowest split of any of the state’s 11 congressional districts.