By Robert Haugh
Congressman Ro Khanna and Assemblymember Evan Low are planning to hold a Santa Clara Town Hall on Saturday at Buchser Middle School.
But Khanna may not be able to be there in person because of the chaos in Congress. There’s still no Speaker of the House.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy hasn’t secured the 218 votes he needs because of a split in the Republican Party. He’s fallen short on 11 ballots so far. That many failed ballots for Speaker haven’t happened since before the Civil War. Wow.
“We’re hoping Ro can make it back,” wrote Sarah Drory of Khanna’s staff. “But we will have a hybrid town hall with Assemblymember Low in person and Ro via Zoom if he’s still in DC.”
The House of Representatives will be in session until a Speaker is chosen. No members have been sworn in yet, including Khanna.
The Santa Clara Town Hall is this Saturday, January 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be in the Buchser Middle School cafeteria and multi-purpose room.
Here’s the RSVP form for attending. The RSVP does not guarantee entry since it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event will also be live streamed here.