Claudia Tenney: What she has to say about Trump's visit to Utica

We caught up with Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Monday morning for a live phone interview ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Utica.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 7:28 AM
Updated: Aug 13, 2018 11:50 AM

President Donald Trump will visit Utica on Monday for a fundraiser event for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, who is seeking re-election to her 22nd Congressional District seat. She will be running against Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.

Ahead of Trump's visit on Monday afternoon, we caught up with Tenney for a live phone call during NEWSChannel 2 at Sunrise to hear what she had to say about the event.

“I am just completely honored and it’s a privilege to welcome the President of the United States, who’s coming here to help me get elected," Tenney said. "He knows I’m an advocate, I’m a fighter. It’s really an historic event for him to come to my home county, and a place I’ve worked my entire life and lived my entire life, and tell the people of this community, thank you, I’m trying to give the resources to someone who has been an advocate and a fighter, and someone who has been compassionate and passionate about helping our region, and a true independent that has been not part of the Albany sewer, is trying to help him drain the swamp, and I think … he’s putting an accent on someone that’s a real partner with him in Washington. I think it’s really what the real statement is.”

To hear the full interview with Congresswoman Tenney, watch the video above.

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