CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) -- 5th District Congressman Denver Riggleman is entering his final year as a first term congressman. This November he will face a challenger for his seat, which the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it plans to target.
Congressman Riggleman spoke with NBC29 where he broke with his party and the president on a few issues, but also touted Republican talking points on others. He also unveiled his 2020 campaign slogan.
While many Republicans have run on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, Riggleman disagrees.
“The ACA, you know I’m not a fan, but we’re not going to put the toothpaste back into the tube. We need to incrementally change it. People want to keep preexisting conditions and they certainly want to make sure their children under 26 are covered,” the congressman said.
While President Trump has called climate change a hoax, Riggleman says humans certainly affect the environment.
Riggleman says he supports decriminalizing marijuana, but the decision should be left up to each state to decide.
On impeachment, Riggleman says he does not find the allegations against the president impeachable or troubling and he stands with the dozens of localities in Virginia declaring themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries.
As for his 2020 campaign slogan, Denver Does Jobs, he says he plans to focus on deregulation and lower taxes.