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 LuriaHouse panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate Republican Scott Taylor wins Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in rematch National Retail Federation hosts virtual 'store tours' for lawmakers amid coronavirus MORE (D-Va.) on Monday invited her predecessor, former Rep. Scott TaylorScott William TaylorBottom line Bottom line Republican Scott Taylor wins Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in rematch 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 John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation 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.

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“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 ClintonPence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Top federal official says more details coming on foreign election interference The Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  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.