House speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Congressman Mike Levin (CA-49) and U.C. San Diego Professor Thad Kousser in Oceanside on Monday for a community discussion on campaign finance and ethics reform.
The panel is part of Pelosi's "Speaker in the House" series. It focuses mainly on the For The People Act (H.R.1), a bill passed earlier this year with the specific intent to "expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes."
Pelosi and Levin took questions from community members, including some who stood in line for hours to attend the event.
And while the event's focus was centered on ethics, those who attended seemed to be more interested in the impeachment inquiry.
"Our members are not running against Donald Trump, they're running against an opponent, and if the opponent is a Republican in Congress, he or she will have to asnwer for their votes on all of these subjects," Speaker Pelosi said.
Monday was the House Speaker's first visit to the region since her tour of a migrant detention facility in 2018.
San Diego County Republican President Tony Krvaric tweeted about the speaker's visit saying, "The more Speaker Pelosi speaks about Democrat priorities like impeachment, government-run healthcare, open borders, and post-birth abortion the better. Frankly, we encourage her to stay an extra day."