DiFiore calls courthouse clash a distraction

Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore is labeling last week?s attempts to disrupt her campaign kickoff ?nonsense? and says she is focused on getting down to work.

Protesters and supporters of the district attorney got into a shoving and shouting match last Friday outside the county courthouse as DiFiore announced her re-election campaign. The protesters were led by publisher Sam Zherka, who is suing DiFiore over several issues.

Appearing on News 12 Westchester Wednesday, DiFiore responded to the incident for the first time.

"I have a very, very important job and I can't be distracted by the nonsense and the noise that goes on,? DiFiore says. ?People have a legitimate criticism of my office and of course I'm happy to entertain that. And I think people in the community know that I am a very accessible DA."

DiFiore is being challenged by Republican Dan Schorr and Democrat Tony Castro.

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