UTICA, NY (WSKG) – Rep. Anthony Brindisi held a town hall in New Hartford, just outside Utica, Thursday. His first since the House of Representatives announced its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
For almost two hours, Brindisi took questions from a crowd of around 100 people. Topics included prescription drugs, healthcare, border security and the environment. Some of the most contentious parts of the evening were over Brindisi’s stance on impeachment.
Brindisi is the only New York Democrat and one of only eight total in the House who hasn’t voiced support for the impeachment inquiry.
“I understand. I know that you want me to say I support the inquiry,” Brindisi said in response to one question. “What I am going to say to you tonight is I’m going to look at every piece of evidence and all the facts that come out and if and when articles of impeachment are presented to the full house, I will vote based upon the evidence that I have reviewed through this investigation.”
This is Brindisi’s eleventh town hall since taking office in January. He’s held one in each county of the district.
So far, three Republicans have announced bids to unseat Brindisi in 2020 including former Rep. Claudia Tenney, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell and educator George Phillips.