For Immediate Release: October 25, 2018
New York, New York -- U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform), in their one and only debate hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News, completely dominated longtime incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand on a range of important topics.
Throughout the debate, Farley pressed Gillibrand both on her lack of accomplishments during her twelve years in Washington and on her radically shifting positions on a range of issues including: her call to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); her plan for a government takeover of healthcare; and a failure to return over $800,000 in campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein law firm.
When asked by ABC’s Bill Ritter about the migrant caravan headed to the US border with Mexico, Farley said, “People are calling it a caravan, I call it an invasion.”
Farley also challenged Gillibrand to explain to New Yorkers how she plans to pay the $32 trillion tab to take over the health care system, “Medicare for All.”
Finally, Farley, also called on Gillibrand to come clean with New Yorkers about her 2020 intentions. Gillibrand, who has spent only three days in New York this month and spent the vast majority of her campaign funds out of state - pledged to serve a full six year term.
In her closing, Farley called out Gillibrand for living in Washington D.C. and for a failure to deliver for New Yorkers. During that time over 1 million people have moved out of New York.
The debate, which was live streamed today, will be aired in its entirety on WABC “Up Close with Bill Ritter" and on some ABC affiliates and radio around the state this Sunday, October 28 at 11AM.