Republican Representative Lee Zeldin announced he is running for governor of New York, saying Andrew Cuomo must be ousted in order to “save our state.”
“I’m running for governor of New York in 2022,” Zeldin declared in an interview with ‘Fox & Friends.’ “We are going to win this race.”
In an accompanying statement, Zeldin vowed to “bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Andrew Cuomo only reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse and self-dealing.”
And while he pointed out Cuomo’s “long line of scandals,” the Republican focused on what he has to offer the Empire State, including beating back the impacts of poor “tax policy,” “public safety,” and “attacks on our freedoms.”
Zeldin went on to suggest the current woes in New York are due to one-party Democrat rule in New York City and Albany.
— SgtPepper1964 (@SPepper1964) April 8, 2021
Lee Zeldin Wants To Save New York From Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo has become vulnerable of late, currently plagued by several scandals including:
- Forcing nursing homes to take on COVID-positive patients.
- Obstructing justice by hiding the data on those deaths and stripping numbers from DOH reports.
- Numerous sexual misconduct allegations including a police report involving forcibly groping an aide.
- Bullying and threatening fellow lawmakers and members of the media.
- Under investigation for a $4 million book deal profiting off the pandemic by having aides write and edit portions using state resources.
“Cuomo has abused the power and trust granted to him and it is time for him to immediately exit stage left,” Lee Zeldin said.
He has actively called for Cuomo’s impeachment in the face of resistance to resigning over his many scandals.
But he smartly notes that it isn’t just the details of these salacious accusations that are the problem – it’s Cuomo’s inability to competently run the state.
“The New York that was once a magnet for the world’s best and brightest is now forcing its own to leave under the crushing weight of skyrocketing taxes, lost jobs, suffocating regulations, and rising crime resulting from dangerously liberal policies,” Zeldin accused.
“At the helm of New York’s downfall is Governor Andrew Cuomo.”
Cuomo’s Budget Includes Aid To Illegal Immigrants
Speaking of skyrocketing taxes and incentives to leave the state, the New York Times on Tuesday reported that Governor Cuomo and the New York legislature had reached an agreement on a $212 billion budget.
The budget includes “tax increases” on the wealthy – or job creators – as well as “a $2.1 billion fund to provide one-time payments for undocumented workers who did not qualify for federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.”
New York will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the U.S. https://t.co/NT8NZy3V9r
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 8, 2021
New York Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy released a statement blasting the budget proposal while indicating the only thing that can save New York is a new governor.
“The only thing this budget accomplishes is the accelerated decline of our state,” Langworthy said. “It’s a $212 billion dollar tax-and-spend boondoggle that will push New York’s mass exodus to the point of no return.”
“This budget makes clear that the only way to save New York is to elect a Republican governor who will stand up to this madness and return common sense to state government,” he added.
Will Lee Zeldin be the man to do that?
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