Zeldin: Political disagreements need to stay civil

The Republican nominee for New York governor, Lee Zeldin, was in the Capital Region on Monday, speaking at an event to advocate for farmers.

Zeldin still says he’s confident he can beat Gov. Hochul in November, but adds we need to get back to having civil disagreements with one another.

It comes nearly three weeks after he was speaking at an event in the Rochester area, when David Jakubonis came on stage with a pointed weapon and dragged him to the ground. Jakubonis was restrained and arrested.

Zeldin tells NewsChannel 13 he is doing fine, but he says that he has received other threats and this behavior of threatening candidates and politicians needs to stop.

Zeldin says that he and has family have received other threats. He says someone called his office threatening to kill him and his family.

Zeldin says there are other incidents that don’t make it to the news.

Hear him talk about why he says it’s important to disagree while staying civil by watching the video of Jonathan Hunter’s story.