Congresswoman Tenney talks in-person town halls, North Korea, Syria

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was in our area Tuesday to meet with constituents and businesses.

Tenney stopped by NewsChannel 34 after touring Price-Rite in Vestal.

She recently returned from a trip to Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan where a congressional delegation talked with refugees.

She says President Trump received high praise for launching missiles at Syria in response to a chemical attack on civilians.

She says that while North Korea is unpredictable, their missiles continue to fail and they have not attacked anyone.

Tenney also discussed the potential for an in-person town hall meeting.

She says she hasn't ruled out the idea, but would rather meet with people 1-on-1.

"I just got back from a trip to the Middle East. I have a full schedule and I'm trying to meet with people. I feel it's more productive to sit down with people and find out what their real problems are. That's my primary obligation. I feel like a town hall in some cases can be a big media event," she said.

Tenney says she would like to hold a town hall, but she doesn't want it to turn into a shouting match.

She says she will continue to hold telephone town halls for constituents.

You can see our full interview with Tenney below:


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