Tenney cares about public opinion

Published Jun 14, 2018 at 4:00pm

“I don’t want public opinion derailing this” said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi regarding the Utica Downtown Hospital debacle. The hospital already has plenty of controversy surrounding it, but his statement alone speaks volumes about Brindisi’s character. Last time I checked, being an assemblyman means you are a public servant. If you take a quick look at Brindisi’s voting record, it is clear the only opinion he cares about is Governor Cuomo’s.

Congresswoman Tenney does care about public opinion. In 2016 when the 22nd District voted for President Donald Trump by 16 percent over his opponent, Tenney was given the best public opinion poll possible. Her district likes President Trump, and Congresswoman Tenney has taken that and run with it, working with the President to pass a multitude of laws. She has embraced Trump’s plans to cut taxes and bring jobs back to America and our district.

Congresswoman Tenney voted to fix our broken healthcare system and helped repeal the individual mandate which was plaguing Upstate New Yorkers. As an assemblywoman, Tenney repeatedly stood up to Cuomo and even was the first to call for corrupt politician Sheldon Silver’s resignation. Claudia has repeatedly proven that public opinion is very important to her. Come November, public opinion will derail Brindisi, and Congresswomen Tenney will return to Washington to continue fighting for NY’s 22nd Congressional District. 

— James A. Zecca, Utica