August 3, 2018
VIRGINIA BEACH – Today, Elaine Luria condemned Congressman Taylor’s decision to abandon his constituents during August recess to campaign with Donald Trump Jr. and Congressman Matt Gaetz in Niceville, Florida.
“If Representative Taylor would rather campaign with extremist politicians in Florida than answer his constituents in Coastal Virginia, I would be happy to relieve him of his post.” said Commander Elaine Luria.
The rally was in support of Congressman Matt Gaetz, who invited a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union and solicited legislation ideas from the alt-right corners of Reddit. It has been over 500 days since Taylor’s last town hall, where he was beset by dissatisfied constituents. He has largely avoided public appearances since.
While Congressman Scott Taylor was in Florida, promoting the most extreme members of his party, Elaine Luria spent Wednesday speaking with the Kiwanis Club of Virginia Beach, discussing attainable housing in Coastal Virginia, and meeting with constituents to hear their priorities and concerns.