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Congressman Brindisi holds Town Hall in New Hartford

Also outside the Town Hall meeting, was a Trump Rally organized by Trump supporters

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 11:13 PM

NEW HARTFORD N.Y.- Congressman Anthony Brindisi held his second Town Hall in a week in Oneida County Thursday evening.
The Town Hall was held at New Hartford High School Auditorium.

The School’s Auditorium was packed with over 200 people from all over coming to ask Brindisi questions and address their concerns.

Topics brought up included lowering prescription drug costs, college student loan debt, and farming issues within the Mohawk Valley.

Some people brought up the Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Regarding the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Brindisi said:

"There is an investigation happening. I will weigh all the facts as they come forward. I think that both sides owe this country a promise to treat this with the utmost respect and dignity that it deserves these are serious allegations, and there should be evidence to back up the allegations that have been presented."

While the Town Hall was happening in the school, outside the school there was lots of yelling from Trump supporters at a Trump rally.
The supporters were telling passing motorists to honk for Trump.

People who are anti-Trump supporters were booing as they passed by.

New Hartford Police were called in at one point to monitor the situation.

NewsChannel 2 spoke with both Trump and anti-Trump supporters.

Jim Zecca the organizer of the Trump rally says: "We've been supporting the president. We consider this Trump Country. The president won by 16% in 2016 and we feel that he's even got stronger support now."

An Anti-Trump supporter Jacquelyn Leisos said: "I just think that we need to get him out of office. He is not a good. I'm scared to death for our democracy. I'm afraid that if he ever gets re-elected we are not going to have a democracy. He's going to be a dictator and chief."

Regarding the impeachment inquiry into the president two potential witnesses have been arrested. They are accused of making illegal contributions to help the president.

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