Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul returned to the Upper West Side of Manhattan today, visiting the Goddard Riverside Senior Center. After speaking to a lunchtime crowd, she spoke with the press.
In the past 24 hours, Cuomo/Hochul supporters have heavily criticized Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu for their reluctance to discuss their views on Israel and the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I asked Hochul for her views on the United States’ diplomatic engagement in the region and whether she believes the Obama administration is handling the conflict correctly.
(Update – We spoke about Israel with Hochul’s opponent Tim Wu Friday evening, available here.)
Here’s her full Q&A, which began after a seemingly light-hearted pitch to start with a “tennis lob.”