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Tenney Storms Out of Interview at Campaign Launch

She screamed “fake news” at several reporters.

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Ally Mutnick
March 6, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R) ended a television interview when reporters repeatedly asked her about comments characterizing some mass murders as Democrats. Tenney: “It’s fake news! I answered your question every which way, it is fake news. Bye. Done. It’s ridiculous.” (YouTube)

Tenney was launching “her reelection bid at the same restaurant in New Hartford where she found out in 2016 that she would be headed to Washington, D.C. She reminisced with her an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Saturday, saying that was a turning point for the entire country.”

“Tenney was asked about that comment after her speech. In a contentious back and forth with a Syracuse television reporter, Tenney defended those remarks, saying that was in response to the criticism of Republicans after the shootings. The reporter continued to ask how that affects civility in Congress. Tenney deflected. When pressed about it again, she tried to grab the microphone to finish her statement … then abruptly ended the press conference.” (WRVO)


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