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Redskins Name Debate Heats Up Locally

The debate over the Washington Redskins name has gained steam over the last few weeks with individuals like Roger Goodell, President Obama and Bob Costas all giving credit to the Oneida Indian Nation show being offended by the 80 year old name.

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Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter.

Then there’s the local opposition coming from a voice here in the Capital Region. New York Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney voiced to The Daily Caller about her doubts about Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter.

“He is not even technically an Oneida. There is not a drop of Oneida in him,” Tenney said.

On Thursday afternoon, Tenney joined midday host Armen Williams and further expressed that her frustration is derived from the fact that Halbritter has alternative motives and is not well respected in his own Native American community.

Tenney, who represents Native Americans pro bono, added that her own clients do not have any problem with the ‘Redskins’ name and do not find it offensive.

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