Warren talks tackling corruption, immigration at Norfolk town hall


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren stopped in Hampton Roads on Friday.

The Massachusetts senator and presidential hopeful held a town hall in Norfolk. She was met with a roar of cheers inside Chartway Arena, but there were also a few protesters who came out too. 

An estimated 4,000 people showed up to listen to what Warren has to offer as a presidential candidate. 

She spoke about her plan to get America back on track and many in the crowd are throwing their support behind it.

Dream big and fight hard, that’s the message Warren shared during a town hall in Norfolk. 

“I wanted to be out and get a chance to talk face to face with as many people across this country as I can, and that’s what town halls are all about,” Warren said. 

Watch Warren’s full town hall below:

Thousands lined up to see the Democratic candidate in her run for the White House. 

Warren shared her three step plan to take back Washington: Attacking corruption, making structural changes to the economy and protecting our democracy. 

She also talked about her commitment to helping the middle class. 

“I don’t want a government that works for giant, multi-national corporations. I want one that works for our families,” Warren said. 

Warren took only a few questions from the crowd, but they touched on some key topics like the economy and immigration. 

“These are our friends. These are our neighbors. These are people who contribute to our economy and the vibrancy of our country,” Warren said. “We need a path to citizenship that is fair and achievable and we need it now.”

Many who came to the town hall said they’re hopeful for change in the next election.

“I’m glad she’s everywhere. There’s only one place I’d like her to be more than she is now, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Douglas McNeill. 

Not everyone was happy about Warren’s stop in Hampton Roads.

A few Donald Trump supporters gathered outside and waved Trump 2020 flags. They said they disagree with many of Warren’s views, especially her stance on abortion. They also told 10 On Your Side they plan to come out to other democratic campaign stops in the future. 

The Massachusetts senator is now being seen by many as the Democratic frontrunner, after taking over the top spot among Democratic presidential candidates in several recent national polls. That position had been held by former Vice President Joe Biden.

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