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 LuriaLawmakers warn Pentagon against reduction of US forces in Africa Tenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden 2 Democrats say they voted against war powers resolution 'because it merely restated existing law' MORE (D-Va.) on Monday invited her predecessor, former Rep. Scott TaylorScott William TaylorVulnerable Democrats feel heat ahead of impeachment vote The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today Ex-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat 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 TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president 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 ClintonFormer Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' NYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar 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.