VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With the impeachment inquiry further dividing an already polarized political playing field, political science experts say its unclear if Congresswoman Elaine Luria's push to impeach president trump will help her down the line.
"She won in a close, close election in a traditionally Republican stronghold district and then for her to come out signaling impeachment at kind of the right time, when the mood of the country was kind of flipping for it, it could potentially work in her favor," said Old Dominion University Political Science Professor Dr. Ben Melusky.
At the Congresswoman's town hall tonight, the trump campaign is hosting its own anti-impeachment event, at the same time and the same place.
"We believe in these Democrat districts, we believe there are a lot of Trump supporters, a lot of independent voters who voted for the President and even Democrats who say we don't want impeachment," said Trump 2020 Campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. "So it's an opportunity for the people to share their voice with their elected officials."
The October 3 town hall at New Hope Baptist Church will allow Congresswoman Luria to hear ideas, suggestions, and questions from residents of the Hampton Roads region. The event will be similar to past town halls in Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and the Eastern Shore
“I am excited to visit with fellow Coastal Virginians and hear about the issues that matter most to our community,” Congresswoman Elaine Luria said. “Town halls are among my favorite events to host because they allow me to connect with those I serve in Congress. I eagerly await the chance to answer questions, connect residents with federal agencies, and help in any way I can.”
The event will allow residents to discuss how Congresswoman Luria can represent their interest in Congress and ask about specific pieces of legislation.
Only 400 people can attend the event. All residents that were interested in attending needed to register for an e-ticket.
The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 5 p.m. The event is at 395 Old Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.
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