Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria ‘OK’ if service on Jan. 6 committee costs her re-election in November

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Rep. Elaine Luria has been very visible this month, as the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has been holding high-profile hearings that have grabbed national attention.

Luria, a former U.S. Navy commander turned two-term Democratic congresswoman in southeastern Virginia, has been a frequent guest on the cable news networks as the committee’s released new information and videos of the deadly storming of the Capitol by right wing extremists and other supporters of former President Donald Trump who were aiming to derail congressional certification of President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

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In the pinned tweet at the top of her campaign Twitter page, Luria writes “as someone who served in uniform for 20 years, the work of the January 6th committee is serious and essential to protecting our democracy. This investigation has never been about politics, it’s about doing what’s right.”

.Rep. Elaine Luria, vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee, speaks on Iran negotiations on Capitol Hill, April 6, 2022. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

But there may be political consequences for

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