Rep. Lee Zeldin Announces Run for Governor of New York

Rep. Lee Zeldin Announces Run for Governor of New York

By Yehudit Garmaise

    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) launched his bid for the Republican nomination as he runs for governor of New York, he announced yesterday on Fox News.

   "After talking to New Yorkers who feel like this is a last stand the last great opportunity to save New York, and the fact that to save our state, Andrew Cuomo has got to go, I'm announcing here this morning on your show that I'm running for governor of New York in 2022," Zeldin, who represents New York’s first congressional district in Long Island, said in a press release. "I am all in." 

      "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," said Rep. Zeldin, a staunch conservative and a longtime staunch defender and friend of former President Donald Trump.

   As crime as risen in the past year, even Democratic officials, such as NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and Mayor de Blasio have questioned the governor’s lenient parole policies, when he said last week, “The parole system in New York State does not work: takes people coming out of prison, including folks who have committed violent crimes, dumps them in New York City with no plan, no housing, no job, no mental health support.”

   In addition, in an interview in Mishpacha Magazine last year, Commissioner Shea has also blamed rising crime on Gov. Cuomo’s release of thousands of prisoners at the beginning of the COVID-pandemic to prevent their infections.

    “What do you think is going to happen?” Commissioner Shea asked.

   In addition, many officials have questioned Gov. Cuomo’s bail reform policies that allow criminals to return to the streets immediately to commit more crimes. 

      Rep. Zeldin, who is from Shirley, promises to bring New York "back from the brink.”

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