Hundreds of Rep. Darrell Issa constituents are expected to turn out Saturday for a town hall meeting he’s holding, and the venue may be somewhat welcoming for the congressman.
The event will be held in GOP-leaning San Juan Capistrano, part of Issa’s 49th District that stretches from north San Diego County into south Orange County.
Issa — a Republican who campaigned for Donald Trump — was narrowly re-elected in 2016, and election results showed OC voters helped secure his victory.
Critics are attacking the choice of venue for the weekend’s town hall, with some saying it’s too friendly, but Issa spokesman Calvin Moore told The Associated Press, “We make an effort throughout the year to make sure all constituents have a chance to weigh in. This is not the first town hall. It’s not going to be the last.”
In March the congressman held a town hall in Oceanside and faced angry protesters who attacked his stance on issues such as health care and immigration.