Nearly 70 People Protest Congresswoman Tenney Re-Election Campaign Announcement
A group of nearly 70 people gathered outside of Claudia Tenney's re-election campaign announcement in protest.
Many of the protestors are members of Indivisible Mohawk Valley and are constituents of Tenney. One of the reasons the group decided to protest is Tenney's recent comments regarding democrats and liberals being mass shooters.
Joan Klossner of Clinton who attended the rally said, "She's an embarrassment to all of us. I don't know why she feels the need to be in the spotlight on TV constantly but it's not to represent us." Klossner went on to add "I agree with former Rep. Hanna that Rep. Tenney seems to have a constituency of one."
A release sent out by Indivisible Mohawk Valley member Jen DeWeerth reads,
Tenney's fundraising has flagged in recent months, along with her local support. She has, however, continued to take large donations from Wall Street securities and investment corporations; Tenney sits on the House Committee on Financial Services. Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett said Saturday that the new law, for which Tenney cast a yes vote, gave a $29 billion windfall to the conglomerate that amounts to nearly 45 percent of its total $65.3 billion profit for 2017. In central New York, regular taxpayers have lost their SALT deduction, and may see higher taxes.
One of the other things that was emphasized by protestors was the continuing of #OneTermTenney.