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Gillibrand Holds Town Hall In Troy

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Troy's Hudson Valley Community College late Wednesday afternoon for a Town Hall.

Gillibrand took questions from constituents on issues ranging from health care to North Korea.

"Members of Congress are 20 years behind the rest of America on their best day. So let's tell them that we want Medicare for all, we want a buy-in, and it doesn't matter if you're Democrat or Republican"

"Only Congress has the authority to declare war, but presidents are allowed to respond to, uh,  urgent situations that require an immediate response to protect America."

The Democrat also told the crowd  if President Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller there'll be a constitutional crisis.

The event was the fifth in a series of town halls Gillibrand is hosting around New York State

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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