Chairman’s Newsletter: March 27th, 2022

Dear Friend,

Breaking news Friday night revealed that Kathy Hochul’s handpicked Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin is under federal investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued subpoenas to state officials and Senate employees on money Benjamin steered to projects in his former Harlem Senate District. This isn’t Benjamin’s first brush with the law–in fact, his corruption is well-documented, but Kathy Hochul picked him anyway.

New Yorkers are continuing to pay the price for Cuomo’s corruption, aided and abetted by his former partner, Complicit Kathy. We also found out this week she is using millions of taxpayer dollars to pay the legal fees of disgraced Cuomo staffers. The Hochul-Benjamin Administration is just as corrupt as the Cuomo-Hochul one.

The corruption is bad, but so too is their agenda. Now that Hochul has realized her horrific bail reform law is a political problem for her, she put out a press release saying she’s fighting for changes in the budget. Both her and her “defund the police” proponent LG Benjamin then spent the week running away from reporters and refusing to answer questions. Hochul is carrying the water of the radical progressives while trying to tell the public she cares about safety. The truth is, not only was she at the top of the administration that signed it into law but she’s spent the last several years as one of the law’s biggest cheerleaders. There is no doubt that she is still trying to play both sides and that’s why on Friday morning, we filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request on all communications the governor’s office is having related to bail reform. Please take a few moments to watch our press conference here and learn why it’s so important we find out what is being said behind closed doors.

We also traveled to Dutchess County this week, where along with County Executive and congressional candidate Marc Molinaro, Sheriff Kirk Imperati, and members of the Dutchess County Legislature, we called out Rep. Antonio Delgado’s support of the deadly bail reform law and taking money from AOC and radical left PACs that support defunding the police. Flipping NY-19 from blue to red is one of the Party’s top priorities this fall. Marc Molinaro has always stood by our law enforcement and will help return law and order when he is elected to Congress this fall.


Nick Langworthy

NYGOP Chairman

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