Hochul Claims GOP Narrative Is a Conspiracy, New Yorkers Disagree
(ConservativeSense.com) – The New York race for governor is currently a toss-up, according to the average of polls computed by Real Clear Politics (RCP). This means, Republican challenger Lee Zeldin has been making sure and steady inroads against Democratic incumbent New York Governor Kathy Hochul. Of course, her controversial gaffes haven’t helped her cause. Her latest misstep involves calling New York’s crime rate a GOP conspiracy designed to scare voters away from Democratic candidates.
In an interview with Reverend Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” on Sunday, October 30, Hochul called out Republicans concerned with rising crime rates in cities across the nation, saying they’re “not only election deniers, they’re data deniers.” The governor pointed out how the murder rate in New York had fallen by 14% over the summer compared to last year. Yet, several other major crime categories surged well over 14%, including robberies, burglaries, and auto thefts. In NYC transit areas, assaults alone were up 53% over the summer, according to NYPD data reported by the New York Post.
.@GovKathyHochul is a crime denier. Maybe #CrimewaveKathy should be forced to ride on the subway – unarmed and without her security detail – so she can experience the horrors that she’s imposed upon other New Yorkers?https://t.co/JRaI5LCVeJ
— Erich Pratt (@erichmpratt) November 1, 2022
Hochul’s seeming denial of crime statistics comes fast on the heels of her critical lack of empathy during her debate with Zeldin on Tuesday, October 25. The GOP challenger held the governor’s feet to the fire regarding cashless bail and concealed carry issues, asking her to respond to citizens’ concerns about the state’s crime surge. Zeldin’s teen daughters were home alone on October 11 when a shooting occurred in front of the family home.
At last week’s debate, @KathyHochul asked why putting away criminals was so important to me. Now, she’s claiming it’s a conspiracy that crime is on the rise. Hochul’s soft on crime, head in the sand approach to coddling criminals is making our streets & subways less safe. https://t.co/uvWfbp2KAB
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) November 1, 2022
So, what was Hochul’s response to Zeldin’s revolving-door criminal system and restrictive gun control concerns at the debate? “I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” she said. With less than a week before the election, it’s likely her constituency will educate her at the polls.
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