Congressman Bob Goodlatte Discusses Debate

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

Democrat Andy Schmookler challenged Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte to a debate. He asked him more than a month ago and Schmookler says he is still waiting for a response.

A WHSV reporter caught up with Goodlatte on Tuesday to see if he is willing to debate Schmookler. He said he is definitely going to do this debate.

"We're working on setting the times now,” said Goodlatte. “We have to be sure that Congress is going to be in adjournment, so I won't be in Washington on a time we set a debate. But we're about at the point where we know when that's going to happen so we look forward to finding a time."

Schmookler says multiple groups have reached out to Goodlatte and he refuses to set up a time for a debate. Schmookler says a debate would give voters more of a choice in the political process.

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