After holding phone town halls, last night was the first time since being elected in January that Congresswoman Claudia Tenney held an in-person town hall meeting. The event, which was held at Nicole’s of Camden, drew in a large crowd, and the topic of the night seemed to be healthcare.
“Whether you want to call is repair, replace, whatever you want to call it, it needs to be prepared,” Tenney said to the crowd of constituents.
During the town hall, Tenney answered questions those in attendance wrote down as they entered the building. At some points, her responses garnered mixed reactions from the crowd.
Another topic Tenney addressed was the fact that Tuesday’s event was put on by her campaign instead of her congressional office.
“As a representative I did this as a campaign event because I paid for the security,” she said. “I paid for the guys that came in with the wand; I didn’t want that on the taxpayer.”
Ultimately, Tenney says she was happy with how the night went, and that she prefers when both sides come together.
“A lot of [democratic politicians] have great ideas and they’ve been very influential and done in a very bipartisan way. And I think it’s been very helpful,” she said.
To finish the town hall, Tenney requested that her constituents come in and speak with her on issues they care about.