“Redrawn and redrawn and redrawn, but we're back in the Triangle,” he said.
Price said the government is bogged down by the current administration who, he said, is causing more harm than help. He said he believes President Trump is placating the far right tea party.
“We are faced this Friday with yet another government shutdown unless they do the right thing and leave aside the right wing fundamentalism,” Price said.
Dreamers were a current focus during the discussion, with Price calling them “a particularly promising and hopeful group of people.” However, he said Dreamers are only the tip of the iceberg and that the government chooses not to deal with farm laborers. He believes DACA only became a crisis due to the current administration’s inability to solve problems.
The latest attempt by the administration to deter Mueller from the Russian interference came from the release of the Nunes Memo, written by Rep. Devin Nunes, which constructs the Mueller investigation as an attempt by the FBI to hurt Trump. Price said he believes the Democrats will have to release their version in order to show the truth.
“They really cooked up a case," he said. "It is extremely flimsy and in fact easily refuted."
Price explained his feelings about President Trump’s State of the Union address, asking how a major international adversary interfering in elections doesn't get mentioned, yet Twitter sees plenty of action in reference to Russia.
After Price's speech, Lavelle opened the floor up to questions from the town hall.
Doug Scheppers from Estes Hills asked whether there was an effort by Congress to restore faith in the democracy. Price answered by saying that it will take courage from the Republican party and a bipartisan effort as well. He said the current situation is due to Trump-era challenges and that nothing in the government is normal right now.
Janet Hoy from Chapel Hill asked if the current administration can be held in contempt of court. Price emphasized how crucial the 2018 elections will be to changing the atmosphere in Washington.
Price ended the town hall by making the point that the upcoming elections will be critical for the state of the government. He said he hopes, through bipartisan pressure, Congress can ensure stability for the next three years.